Five week old Polish chicken already has ridiculously huge crest… Does this mean male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Keylime, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Keylime

    Keylime In the Brooder

    31
    39
    49
    Mar 1, 2018
    Northwest Arkansas
    My Polish chick is five weeks old today, and it has a huge crest! Can this help me determine gender yet?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Keylime

    Keylime In the Brooder

    31
    39
    49
    Mar 1, 2018
    Northwest Arkansas
    Another photo
     

    Attached Files:

  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    113,921
    117,779
    1,847
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    No it can't but, females tend to have nice rounded crests. Males tend to sprout wild streamers like a rock star. Polish tend to be very difficult to sex early, like Silkies.
    Are you certain of it's age? It looks full feathered out
     
  4. Keylime

    Keylime In the Brooder

    31
    39
    49
    Mar 1, 2018
    Northwest Arkansas
    Yep. Five weeks exactly
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

    8,233
    10,667
    572
    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    It doesn't look extremely pointy. Please wait a couple weeks and post pics again.
     
    Keylime likes this.
  6. ashlandco

    ashlandco Songster

    290
    430
    132
    Mar 31, 2017
    To early to tell sex, but super cute:)
     
    Keylime likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: