hen or rooster ????

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

  1. soimcrazy

    soimcrazy In 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 Songster

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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 Songster

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

    MRNpoultry Songster

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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 Songster

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

    k625 Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 Songster

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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

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    It looks like a old hen to me.
     

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