Comb ID for Polish & Sultan Roosters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by al6517, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have a few Polish and Sultan chickens I got for my DD & DW to raise, I would like to know the best ways to Identify Roosters in these top hat breeds (Hairdo chickens). I need to see some Pic's of this breeds combs and feathering, they are about 6 mo old.

    AL
     
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just helpinging to get a answer... i also have sultans but mine a 3 weeks old....
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    [​IMG] Anybody ?????
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    The best way I have found to tell Polish apart are by their crests. A rounded uniform crest is a female, but a more spiky crest is a male. You can also look for wattles, sickle feathers etc. just like for any roo as it gets older.
    As for sultans, I haven't acquired those yet, so I can't tell you.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Oh, you said 6 months old? By then the males should be crowing.

    Here is a picture of a splash Polish hen and roo. The larger one is the roo. These are about 4 months old, I think, in this picture.
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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The standard calls for as little comb as posible (none preferred) for polish, so that really shouldn't help. However, crest shape should be very dirrerent. Same with sultans, but not as obviously.
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Push back the crest with your hand, at the base of the crest next to back end of the beak, you will see two little red pimples on males and nothing on females. The older the males, the larger the pimples will become. Eventually females will show the comb.

    Tim
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Then after time will the Hens show more comb than the Roosters ??. If so what about the hens wattles ??.

    AL
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No, hens do not get larger combs than males. What Tim was saying was that eventually their comb will come in--just much later than on the boys. As with other breeds, the girls have smaller combs than the boys. If they are bearded, the wattle size of both genders may be reduced to almost nothing. For non bearded, not.
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    If you post pictures of yours, we might be able to tell you what you have. [​IMG]
     

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