Can you tell the difference between the male and female polish crested?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Oxysheagirl, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Oxysheagirl

    Oxysheagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this possible with chicks? Thanks in advance, Sheatina
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the age of the birds. Do you have pictures?
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    It is usually easy to sex polish around 8-9 weeks of age. You can't when they are chicks though
     
  4. LuLu68

    LuLu68 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 2 with the same coloring...they were both solid yellow as chicks, but they're different looking b now...ones crested top has rounded ends on feathers, with 1 little pale looking point of comb, and the other has spikey ends on its head, with 2 red horn looking things...looks evil to me...does this mean one is female and other male?
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Chicks cannot be sexed. I mean you can guess, but even for the experienced person there's just nothing to accurately guess on - they haven't developed singular male or female characteristics by that age.


    Yes, sounds like you've got a cockerel and a pullet. You'd have to post pics for a definite conformation but the red comb and spiked feathers are classic cockerel signs.

    Watch out for the cockerel. They have a tendency toward aggression due to their poor field of vision. They get scared and then they get nasty. Not all will, but certainly some, more than a lot of other breeds.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullet and cockerel
     

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