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Gold Laced Polish-- What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BongeDundee, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. BongeDundee

    BongeDundee Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2015
    New Jersey
    Hi All,
    I'm raising a small little batch of chicks-- a Speckled Sussex, Polish, and RIR-- I would like to know the gender of my Polish, as his/her character is questionable. Often the Polish would stand tall and high, something the other chicks did not do. He/she is VERY friendly and loves attention. I find the Polish to be the leader of the little chick group.

    Regardless, at two weeks-- which I know is a bit early-- her feathers are coming in nicely, and are an obvious tell on his/her gender. Can anyone help me identify it? I'm a newbie with crested birds, only having one prior to this.

    This is a good view of the bird's crest.

    Wings and tail.

    Tail comparison-- Polish and RIR

    Any and all help is appreciated!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Way too young yet. It's best to wait until polish are 2-3 months of age.
  3. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2015
    X2. :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Agree polish are more difficult to sex than the average breeds. One clue is the males will have rock start wild crests with streamers. Females have more rounded "bouffant" style " like the ladies wore in '60's
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Too young to sex.

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