Help sexing 12 week old polish bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by partridge35, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. partridge35

    partridge35 New Egg

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    Please could someone more knowledgeable than me please help me sex these bantams? They have just had their second jeuvenile molt and I have a nasty feeling that the White crested black is beginning to look a little cockerelish... Many thanks!

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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Well, the crests look full, soft and round, not spiky and straight-up. The combs and faces, what you can see of them, look pale. I'd say these are girls!
     
  3. partridge35

    partridge35 New Egg

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    Oh great, thanks. I hope you're right - I just thought I spotted maybe hackle feathers in the crest? But I may be paranoid - I only have the two and live in the city so would need to get rid of a cockerel. There certainly aren't any wattles worth mentioning.
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hackles are on the neck, anyway. Cockerels will have mohawk crests usually, straight-up and spiky as all get out. And their faces would be much, much redder with wattles and combs definitely visible.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are all pullets. Males usually have spikier crests and larger, redder combs and wattles.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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