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Crested Bird - What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BongeDundee, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. BongeDundee

    BongeDundee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey All!

    I have a gold laced polish chick and I am not sure of the gender. It is about 7.5 weeks old and has a great personality. The bird appears to be the leader of my group of three chicks, and really isn't scared of my bigger girls (for the most part-- my wyandotte can be pretty mean). When it was younger, I noticed that it used to "stand tall" unlike the other chicks, and (to this day) was very aggressive when eating from my hand.

    Appearance wise, I am unsure of its feather and comb/wattle development. This is only my second time raising a polish. My other did not survive until adulthood [​IMG]

    There have been no attempts to crow yet, but I acknowledge that it is still early.

    Any and all help is tremendously appreciated! I would like to know as early as possible so I can plan and prepare accordingly!

    P.S. My polish is very fidgety and loves to move around. These pictures are not the best, but I hope that some of you can help me determine the sex based off of them. Thanks in advance!

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    I think I see some waddles developing, but I could be mistaken.

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    The crest is not as round as a females would be?

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    Saddle Feathers?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I see some pointed, shiny saddle feathers growing in, so cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I know Polish can be very difficult to sex just like silkies, so I would like to see more photos in 2-4 weeks if possible.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yorkshire Coop may be along later, she raises Polish. I would bow to her opinion.
     
  5. BongeDundee

    BongeDundee Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I saw some small little nubs on the bird's legs that could potentially be little developing spurs. I think it is safe to assume he is a roo! Thanks to everyone for the help.
     

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