Is it true?

Sequin

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That Polish chicks gender can be determined by who has a poofier head as a chick? I was told that Polish chicks with more of a crest as a baby chick is a pullet and less of a crest is a roo. Anyone know if there is any truth to this? Thanks!!!
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Illia

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No, it isn't true. Less of a crest also is because of the quality of the chicken. In general, hatchery polish have smaller crests, but can vary. I've had hatchery polish with amazing crests and some with very sad tufts of feathering! Really, most Polish are not sexable until their crests mature to true feathers, and you can start to see their sickle feathers coming through. By that time the crest should be very messy and the sickles should seperate from the rest of the tail. Even combs are hard to say, because hatchery polish pullets often have abnormally large combs.

For SQ polish - I'm sure they vary too, but I don't know for sure. The size telling sex may or may not be true.
 
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Boggy Bottom Bantams

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dead on there, and yes it's the same for sq polish. I have had just about all forms of bantam polish over the years from top breeders in the country, til they feather up, you just cant tell. Like you said, weak crest in chicks is just a sign of poor genetics. All good ones should hatch with a golf ball for a head
 

Sequin

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**wonders what it would be like having a golf ball for a head?***

Thanks so much for the accurate info. We just picked the ones that we liked best. Fingers crossed there will be at least 1 pullet!!
 

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