Is my Polish a boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenluv, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 month old White Crested Polish that I received free with my order of chicks. I think its a girl, but it being my first crested chicken, I don't know for sure. [​IMG] Anyone know?[​IMG]

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    Sorry if the pic doesn't work the first time, I'm new to this.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is pullet - can we get a side shot too?
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  3. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    It looks like a girl, the boy's "hats" are usually more crazy looking.

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  4. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another pic, I'll try to take a few body shots so you guys can see the saddle feathers/legs and such. [​IMG]

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  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I don't know - those head feathers are lookin' long and pointy to me. I'm leaning toward roo.

    Polish hens' crest feathers are round on the ends, the effect is round and poofy (think 'fro!)

    Roo's feathers are long and tapering, like the neck hackles, the effect is almost like dreadlocks when they get long enough.
     
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  6. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 3 months old, I vote for girl. Wouldn't a roo already have considerable more wattles at this point?

    Check out my avatar - that is our Polish "Carly" (nicknamed "Dora the Explorer", "Dinosaur" or "Crow")
     
  7. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I still think it's a she. We have blue polish and the girls faces are always paler and their "hats" are always neater than the their roo's. But I could be wrong.....
     
  8. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    More pics!!! Thanks for the help so far...

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  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    I'd say pullet
     
  10. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say pullet, my boys started getting big wattles by 6-8 weeks old.
     

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