Help with Polish...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunAngel, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Am hoping Nilla turns out to be a pullet, but I am starting to have my doubts. Sorry about the dirty head, S/he loves watermelon! Any guesses?

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  2. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess from those head feathers being kind of punk rocker instead of afro poof of the 70's that it's probably a rooster. But a beautiful one at that. Polish chickens are awesome!
     
  3. tomstephens

    tomstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That 'fro looks very rooish to me. My pullet for comparison:

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  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I was holding out hope that the fro didn't look as poofy due to being wet and dirty, but I guess you are probably right.

    Thanks for the help and your pullet is so pretty!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel.
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockeral, though it may just be due to the head being wet...
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I took him in to wash his tophat, but I don't think it helped him look any more like tomstephens pretty hen! So I think you are right. Thanks for the help!

    Oh well, maybe I will find a new Polish hen somewhere, never know.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately a cockerel crest.
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    If you can hold the bird, look for a comb. If there's a comb at all, it's a cockerel... or so I've been told on here. At 8 weeks, my polish "cockerels" have two little tiny horn-like comb bumps showing up, the beginning of a V comb. Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone.

    Also I've read that brighter colors often point to cockerels, and that bird looks pretty light...
     
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  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I will try to get ahold of him to look at the comb.

    He is pretty light, which is what makes me wonder. All the males I have seen were much darker, as were their poofs. He has gotten darker from when I got him though, he was almost white with just light buff spots here and there.

    I guess I will let my friend hold onto 'him' and if he never crows or starts laying eggs, I will bring her back home. She has one of my female WC Black Polish and a White Polish that I assumed weeks ago was a roo, but now I'm not sure on that one either, ugh. I just dont want the female to be alone over there. These two Polish are driving me batty. The WC Black ones are so easy to figure out in comparison!
     

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