can anyone tell the diff from a polish hen to a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nicokl502, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. nicokl502

    nicokl502 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a almost 6 month old polish chicken and want to know if it is a hen or a rooster i dont have picture of it right now, it does have a red wattle and is lound if i could see picture of what you have so i could see i will put pictures of mine very soon
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, any rooster will have long, curving tail feathers, and saddle feathers. It'll be easy to tell by now. Polish roosters also have long, stringy crests. Hens have big puffy crests. Sounds like you have a hen- a rooster should be crowing by now. By loud- do you mean clucking, or crowing? If it's just clucking, you may get an egg soon.
    Below is a picture of a roo.
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  3. nicokl502

    nicokl502 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it looks nothing like yours so maybe its a hen but for the past few weeks have just been making this loud sound i am not sure what a crow sounds like maybe she getting ready to lay a egg hopeful that it thanks so much for the help
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully you'll get eggs soon :)

    If you post a picture I can easily tell you.

    Does it look more like this?

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  5. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the polish breed the roosters have more of a "spiky" hair do and the hens is fuller and more rounded
     
  6. Mama25

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    Can anyone tell me if you think this White Polish is a rooster or a hen?[​IMG]
     
  7. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it is a rooster
     
  8. Lukesdabest9

    Lukesdabest9 New Egg

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    Rooster
     
  9. Lukesdabest9

    Lukesdabest9 New Egg

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    please help me hen or cockerel Asap Thank you
     
  10. cluckadoddledoo

    cluckadoddledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi we have just bought our first pair and if its anything to go by the hen makes as much noise as the roo, its a high pitched cackle and she never shuts up, if I only had her and not the roo I would have convinced myself she was a he! :)
     

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