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. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    pics would really help...by now if it was a cockerel it would have 2 long curving tail feathers called sickle feathers, at the base of the tail it would have long slender pointed feathers called hackle feathers, and then the neck would have similar looking feathers just not as long and these are the hackles.
     
  2. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to impose on your thread topic-I know that these are a mix but am I looking at 2 roosters and a hen? Thank You! They are a few days short of 5 months

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  3. ChicCrazyInNC

    ChicCrazyInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pentamom, in my opinion all in the pics are hens!!
     
  4. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank You so much! I was worried!
     
  5. RyanJL

    RyanJL New Egg

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    Hello,

    My wife and I started having chickens last spring. This spring, we decided to add two more to the flock.

    We have noticed that our polish crest, Foxy, is developing a different tail than our other hens. We've heard her make some sounds that sound like crows, but we have never owned a rooster to know for sure.

    Any thoughts from this picture? We think (but not entirely sure), she/he is 2-3 months old...


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    Thanks in advance!!
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster. Look at those curled tail feathers and those big wattles.
     
  7. RyanJL

    RyanJL New Egg

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    Thanks for your response. Yes, that's what we were leaning towards, too!

    We may have to look into getting rid of him - our neighbors won't appreciate the noise and we wanted to keep our flock only hens.

    Really appreciate the quick response!!
     
  8. staceyxx

    staceyxx New Egg

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    I've got my self 3 polish chicks 2 of them have got flat feathers and the other one has sticking up feather I was just wondering do i have 2 hens and 1 Cockerel?
     
  9. dweber858

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    [​IMG] Does anyone know if this polish is rooster or hen?
     
  10. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.
     

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