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Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hansen6dad, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Hansen6dad

    Hansen6dad Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this Creole Polish that I feel is a cockerel but I am not sure. it is about 14 or 15 weeks old, It is very docile, not aggressive at all, and has never tried to crow at all, which makes me want to say hen. Even though the wattles and comb are a darker[​IMG]

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    red, I feel that they are pretty small for a cockerel, which makes me want to say hen. The Crest is all crazy which makes me want to say cockerel, but I have had other owners say their hen's had crazy crests also. Some of the saddle feathers are starting to curl downward, but I have seen many pics of other hens that curve down too. I'm so confused. What do y'all think.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Sorry, can't help on that one - maybe someone like Yorkshire coop (and I'm sure other members) will be able to give you an educated opinion.

    all the best
    CT
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    At almost 4 months I believe it's a hen. In another month you will know for sure.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    With the color in his wattle at that age, I'd guess cockerel.
     
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  5. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is definitely a cockerel because it's crest feathers are pointed and have a "wild" look. :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm on the fence about gender but, what a lovely bird - never saw polish that color
     
  7. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going for a slow maturing cockerel, lol I have changed my mind after first seeing this on FB.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a cockerel. It is genetically impossible for a pullet to have such 'light' barring. Plus, there is some pretty obvious male specific feathering in the first photo.
     

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