1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

4 week old silver laced polish

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherTheMommy, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    781
    19
    101
    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    This chick has feathered the fastest and i know polish can be incredibly hard to sex but anyone have any guesses? This is my first polish.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,077
    2,262
    423
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Crest says to me male but no redness of the wattle area tells me female. I'm afraid I'm 50/50 and sat on the fence right now!!
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    781
    19
    101
    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    What distinct things should I look for?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,077
    2,262
    423
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Depends on the bird in question. I've had crowers at 4 weeks before with no wattles showing. But then I have had big wattles and no early crowing. Just the usual things to look out for, wattles, tail set, saddle feathers, attitude and of course crowing!!
     
  5. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    781
    19
    101
    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    The crest did make me think cockerel but I'm praying for a pullet
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,077
    2,262
    423
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    I've had pullets with crests like that so its not a 100% way of telling, just guess work.

    :fl you have a pullet.
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    781
    19
    101
    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    I dont see any wattles but the stance also is making me think cockerel. They are outside now in a pen and the polush is walking tall holding the tail up high
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by