Frizzled houdan sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by holypolish, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. holypolish

    holypolish Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought a pair of polish houdans. A pair. Right. And than this little ...girl sounded like she was crowing this morning. Is she a he? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Would vote roo, those sure look like rooster tail feathers and saddle feathers on the back.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a pair. The one with the crest is a male. They are not Houdans.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Crested one is for sure a rooster. Other bird in the photo is a hen. They are not Houdans; the male looks like a Polish mix, and the hen is also a mix. Houdans would be pure black, with five toes.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your crested bird is a rooster, but the other chicken is a hen. You do not have Houdans. Houdans have five toes, and are black in color.
     
  6. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Which bird are you wondering about? Both birds are not Houdans, as the other posters have said.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Houdans should not be pure black. They should be mottled black and white or pure white. Only two accepted colours.

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    Here is one of my Mottled Houdans.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oops, yeah, I forgot about there being Mottled Houdans. For some reason black is the only variety that came to mind...
     
  9. holypolish

    holypolish Out Of The Brooder

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    Frankenfurter is indeed a rooster. He got on his first lady today. But he boop boops around the yard like a hen and mostly keeps to himself. I'm keeping him because he's so sweet. And he's polish so I appreciate the clarification. I was guessing houdan because he has a V comb that's pretty evident.

    What about this houdan? I think it's female based on the last picture posted of a roo.
    It was born the last week of may.
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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I think she's a pullet.
     
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