6 week old Polish, male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by havery, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. havery

    havery Chirping

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    I really like this little guy/gal (seriously the sweetest, cuddliest chicken ever!) and I'm really hoping it's a she. Buuut if not I need to start finding him a home soon.

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

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    Right now I would say yes she is a pullet but could you post a pic of her stood to see how her tail is set and what her legs are like?
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. havery

    havery Chirping

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    Sorry about the quality, my good camera is on the fritz and every time I pick this chicken up it just wants to cuddle lol.

    I guess the next question is, if this is a pullet, can she be kept successfully with non-ornamental birds? I've heard they can peck the head feathers, etc. None of the others she's been raised with bother her, but I've got 6 other hens they'll be introduced to as soon as they're a similar size. I've never had any aggression problems or pecking out of my original 6, but I know that might change as I add to the flock.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Pullet.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

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    Yes pullet. Yes she could be kept with other hens but you would need to monitor the situation carefully. The crests can attract unwanted attention from others and the fact they are quite a docile breed they don't tend to stand up for themselves. I would certainly try her if she has been with other breeds growing up.

    Good luck with her :thumbsup
     
  7. havery

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    Thank you so much! I'm hoping that since I'll be introducing 8 new girls into the existing flock of 6 the majority number of hens used to her will influence the others, if that makes sense at all. I definitely won't hesitate to find her another home if it doesn't work out, she's entirely too sweet!
     
  8. Pjsabamafan

    Pjsabamafan Hatching

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    May I ask how you can tell male or female polish, or any chicken by the legs? I have three Polish that I would love to be able to tell.
     
  9. Little Farm Girl

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    Can anybody identify the genders of our 6 week old polish?


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  10. Bitty Love

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    I was wondering what they ended up being ....I have 5 3 week olds right now...they are adorable
     

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