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Female,male polish chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdman260, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. birdman260

    birdman260 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] ok so i have heard the one with the bigger crest is the female is that really true?
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    No, females have nice rounded crests. Males have crazy spiky hairdos.

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    Male of the same variety.

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    More cockerels with crazy hair

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  3. birdman260

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    So are you saying that they are both hens
     
  4. birdman260

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    But i am talking about as a chick not full grown
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? Depending on their age, they could both be pullets. Or, they could both be cockerels. Polish are one of those breeds that are tricky to sex. It might help if you posted full body shots of the birds standing in a natural position and a picture of their combs as well.
     
  6. birdman260

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    They are 4 weeks old
     
  7. birdman260

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    [​IMG] rooster?
     
  8. birdman260

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    [​IMG] roster ?
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    At 4 weeks it's too early to tell. Could you get a pic of them stood up so you can see the tail? At 4 weeks it would be only guessing as they make look like pullets but turn out to be Roos. I have a shed full at the moment over 10 weeks and some Im still not sure of. Some can take a long time to sex.

    Your pic above could be a pullet. It's crest does look a little scruffy but at 4 weeks old it still has a couple of moults to go through before it gets its full adult feathers.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The size and color of the wattles in the second picture could indicate that its a cockerel. I'd guess its a boy.

    See? Responses from 2 different people and you got two different responses. One thing we do agree on, is that they're too young to know for sure :p
     
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