Buff Lace Polish... Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tiffany24, May 3, 2016.

  1. Tiffany24

    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm picking up a Trio of Buff lace Polish tomorrow. She said they are 10 weeks old and she can't tell if they are hens or roos. This is the photo she sent me. What do you think? Hen or Roo?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Hen, at that age the roosters will have red combs and wattles, on the buff laced both sexes have messy crest, so go by comb and wattle color and development.
     
  3. Tiffany24

    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will the crest ever straighten out or will it stay messy?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are never as neat and tidy like the white crested varieties. I only have photos of mine during last year's molt, I keep mine trimmed for better eyesight.

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  5. Tiffany24

    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still awesome looking birds! They just have a crazy hair day everyday. [​IMG] Thank you.
     
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    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do 10 week old Buff Laced polish get the lacing when the feather out or after they molt???
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They don't get their adult plumage and permanent feathers until 5-7 months, so colors aren't set yet, they will have a couple of baby molts to go yet. Are yours not showing any lacing yet?
     
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    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a little lacing. I'll post pictures in a few minutes.
     
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    Tiffany24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Angie8eggs

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    So pretty!! I want to have some like them in my flock, so bad!! [​IMG]
     

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