Do pullets behave like this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stcroixusvi, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a golden laced Polish chick that hops out of the brooder before any other chick. He/She flips his/her tail feathers out, like a rooster. The chick is 4 weeks old tomorrow. Do pullets do this? Or should I assume male? We are fine with roosters, in fact, hope he is one!
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    Here s/he is reading the paper:
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  2. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] This made me laugh!
     
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] This made me laugh!

    He is reading the paper [​IMG]
     
  4. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish chickens are usualy flighty birds. All the ones I have ever had seem nervous and like to try and escape a lot. This does not mean they are a roo. Its hard to sex a polish chick. I just wait to see if it crows or lays.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish are really hard to sex, but there are some generalities that can indicate the possibility of a roo. Roos of almost any breed are more curious and adventurous at an early age than pullets. Without fail in any batch of birds I raise, my most curious and friendly bird (hence my favorite) is always a roo, which breaks my heart because I can't keep them.

    From what I understand, Polish roos have a more mohawk hairstyle than the pullets, which have a very round poof. The pictures you posted were only from the side, but it did look like your bird was rocking the metal look [​IMG] .

    I hope that helps a little!
     
  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And maybe Amy is a pullet? She is a silver laced Polish
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    And here is Stevie from the front, sort of - looking more mohawkish
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    I can probably handle two roos, not so sure - maybe time to start that Bachelor pad [​IMG]
     
  7. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...and thanks everyone for helping me out with this. They are such great animals...how did I live before chicks?
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm really not one to judge, my polish babies are just 5 weeks old. I have two, had three but lost one to a freak accident a few weeks ago. I'm finding them to be the most adorable, inquisitive little chickens.

    One of mine, Annie, has a crest that is coming in all poofy, rounded all around. The other, Star, has a crest that is coming in all spikey and "swept back".

    From this I am assuming that Annie is my pullet and Star is a cockerel.

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  9. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am sorry for your loss. They are the most inquisitive and will hop up on my lap whenever I let them out of the brooder. Can't wait to see them as grown birds. Please post pics of yours! I like the name, Annie!
     

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