Help Polish People do I have Hens or Roosters???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bossynbella, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two cuties came with our ornamental layer collection from McMurray. So they should both be girls. However I am starting to think I ended up with a pair of Crevecoeurs. What a cool mistake that would be!

    I think the one on the left is a boy and the other is a pullet
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    Here the ?pullet is on the top and the roo? is on the bottom.
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    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    They both look like pullets. How old are they?

    Mcmurray does not carry black polish, so they are crevecoeurs.
     
  3. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 3 months old The one has a darker colored face and its creast seems to go st8 up and the other ones is alot longer and more rounded. They look totally diff on creasts.

    They are Crevecoeurs But no one seemed to know about crevecoeurs so i thought I would ask the people with polish. Sexing would be the same wouldn't it?
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Yes, it would be basically the same. I can't tell too well from the pics, but generally the first sign of a cockerel will be the wattles (or so I've found), and I'm not really seeing any wattle development on either. Usually on bearded breeds, wattles would be smaller, but they should still stand out more on a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
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    They both look like girls to me, Beautiful polishes. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Polish ladies have more of a fro with rounded tips on the feathers. Polish males have a more "dreadlocks" look similar to very thin saddle feathers with pointed tips on the feathers.

    A Polish hen's wattles are small and rounded; a rooster's a re larger and longer.

    I would say you have two gorgeous pullets. [​IMG]
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Those are some hot ladies! [​IMG]
     
  8. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both look like crevs. there are self black bearded polish though. only real way to tell the two apart is the earlobe color. polish is white.
     
  9. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Crevecoeurs. I guess i was just wishing for a pair.
    Melissa
    Thanks everyone.
     

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