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Does this Polish look like a pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlanaK, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. AlanaK

    AlanaK New Egg

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    This is "chick" about 7-9 weeks old. Does it look like hen or roo?

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I respect the previous posters' thoughts on gender, but I just don't see a definite cockerel. The comb and wattles are not abnormally large or red for this age, and I don't see any pointed saddle/hackle feathers. Right now, I'm thinking pullet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. I would expect a redder face if it was a cockerel.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Did it end up being a cockerel? That would be my guess from the hairdo.
     
  7. AlanaK

    AlanaK New Egg

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    She's a hen. She was the last of the group to lay but she definitely a lady. Funny thing, she is as loud as a rooster I think. ;)
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Polish pullets usually have a more uniformly rounded crest.
    Thanks for letting me know though.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    All of my buff laced polish hens have that crazy hairdo, the white crested have a more controlled style.
     
  10. AlanaK

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    Here is a more current photo of her.
     

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