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Bantam WCB Polish, gender confusion??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cochinfan05, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought it would be fun to add some WCB Bantam Polish to the flock this year. So far they're cute, inquisitive, funny little birds......but there gender has me stumped!
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    This one has always had a slightly different looking crest. It also is kind of the loner of the bunch.
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    #2 and #3 are always together, and it's difficult to tell them apart.
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    This is #1 and #2 together, #1 is on the right.
    For what it's worth they are 7-8 weeks old and came from Ideal Poultry. Thanks everyone for taking a look!!!
     
  2. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe to young???
     
  3. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the combs ever redden up on these guys. All three have noticeable wattles, hopefully I have at least one pullet out of the group.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I'm leaning towards two cockerels because of the redness of the wattles (no I don't think their combs get very big) but I thought I heard Polish hens have rounder crest (like your second one and third one) and cockerels have a more pointy crest (like you number one), so I'm not sure. But then I'm no Polish expert so I would get a second opinion!
     
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  5. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! These guys really have me confused. I guessed it was 1 cockerel and 2 pullets.......now I'm not so sure[​IMG]
     
  6. mypetsrchickens

    mypetsrchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 WCB pullets that are 11 weeks old. They don't have wattles at all and no combs either. I'd say if you've got some with wattles they are probably cockerels.
     
  7. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you possibly post pics of yours? I'd love to have a comparison. All 3 have wattles.....
     
  8. mypetsrchickens

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    I'm at work right now. I'll try to remember to get some pictures of them tonight.
     
  9. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd really appreciate it! Thanks
     
  10. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just some updated pics.......unfortunately with these wattles I'm thinking 3 Roos
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    These guys will have to go if they're all boys, maybe I'll try again next year.....
     

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