Blue Polish Rooster or not...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duzer, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. duzer

    duzer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for a little feedback on a chicken we once called Philly - as in Phyllis Diller. We bought it from a local feed store in early June and when we re-homed some Roo's in early August we were pretty sure she was a pullet.

    Fast forward to last weekend when we heard a cock-a-doodle-dooo coming from the hen house. In the past two weeks we fear Philly now needs to be called Phil


    The picture on the left is Philly at 10 -11 weeks
    The picture on the right is Phil at 22 weeks

    Is it common for a Roo to mature this late?

    Phil is the most docile and wimpy bird in our group of 9 and is still very friendly. Just a bit on the noisy side.


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you look closely at the earlier picture, saddle feathers are already starting to appear, and the crest is 'masculine'.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's not late maturing, you just missed the early signs of his being male. In his 10-11 week picture, you can see his 'wild crest, his big red wattles, his dark shade of blue on the shoulders, and even some male hackles and saddle feathers.
    Denial can be a very powerful thing and can 'blind' you when you want a particular bird to be female.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. duzer

    duzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    I guess Denial is not just a river in Egypt..

    :)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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