hen or rooster ????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by soimcrazy, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. soimcrazy

    soimcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought this Polish a couple of weeks ago. We were under the impression that it is a hen (we are new to chickens so pardon my lack of knowledge).

    We also bought a few other hens that are laying eggs. This Polish hasnt laid an egg and hasnt crowed like a rooster. Its very friendly and easy going, lets me walk up to it a pick it up. Its friendly to the other hens and hasnt been chasing them to mate. My wife thinks its a rooster because it has the spurs on the back of its legs. Is that a definite sign of a rooster?

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  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but looks like a roo.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Looks to be a hen to me. A rooster would have a pronouced comb and the crest would be alot larger.

    ETA: The saddle and hackle feathers are all rounded also --- hen.
     
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  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it helps I have never raised polish.
     
  5. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think hen, I don't know much about polish. Some hens will get spurs. My rir has little spurs.
     
  6. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think hen, and pretty one at that.[​IMG]
     
  7. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking hen..had to tell though, pics need to be more of crest. I always heard/thought that if the crest feathers are rounded its a hen, pointy its a roo. They look rounded to me.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a hen of some advanced years which explains the spurs.
    It's easy to see that the saddle feathers are rounded-they'd be pointed if it was a male.
     
  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a hen, the crest is much neater and not unkempt like my roosters. The hens are nice and neat and the roosters are wild.
     
  10. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a old hen to me.
     

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