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. acefaser

    acefaser Out Of The Brooder

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    Another thread hijack... Sorry first time with polish and not sure if its a rooster. About 2 months old: [​IMG]
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. chickcrazyNC

    chickcrazyNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster or hen, what do you think? I'm also unsure if age but believe it to be 4-6 weeks old.

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  3. aubreyjo

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    Acefaser I would say that's a hen just because my polish his crest wasn't as full as yours... But I'm not a pro at this chicken thing quite yet.
     
  4. lamberts chooks

    lamberts chooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm gonna jump on the band wagon here, this is Claude- is he definately a he, I only worry as he's soooo quiet, we was told before we bought him he was crowing, but we've heard nothing!?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is definitely a rooster. You can tell due to the patchy red on his wings, sickle feathers in the tail, pointed crest, and of course, the crowing.
     
  6. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the feathers along the base of the back are saddle feathers...

    what am I looking at... based on the polish... and if anyone can tell, the silkie ameraucana mix
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  7. Melissa77

    Melissa77 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, with Ignoring the nice tall broad stance (because my hens do that too) what do you think ? Hen or Rooster? 7mo. Old.
    Just purchased as a hen with a "slight chance it isn't if so just bring it back" clause LOL.
    I see hardly any difference in this one and the definite hen (has laid) only thing making me curious is ONE tail feather is longer and slightly bent.
    When I had thought I saw saddle feathers I saw those same feathers on the neck of my hen soooooooo I'm unsure LOL

    Has NOT crowed for us as we just purchased, and was told has not crowed there either (very reputable local farm, he wouldn't lie to me)
    Thoughts?
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    ANOTHER VIEW
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  8. BantamLover21

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    Looks like a pullet to me! [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  10. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a pullet, trust me, I think polish get the sharpest saddles of any of our birds! Also, look at the picture I posted. I was just trying to see if you guys knew, but the female is on the right, the male one the left, see how their crest grew different?
     

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