Hello- New to chickens and new to this message board, but we have learned a ton from reading many of your thoughtful questions and replies. We have an approx 16 week old polish that we adore but are worried is likely a cockerel (attempted crowing). My question is whether those with experience with polish have seen this coloration before in a pullet? My thought is that this bird is in the black crested white polish realm. On the Polish chicken message board description of black crested white it says: Another thing, when they are bred, alot of the male chicks are almost black with white blotches throughout their body and stay that way as they grow. These birds are about half of the flock of chicks that are hatched. I have yet to get a black splotchy pullet." Now I'd say our bird's body is white with black splotches, but does the same hold true? Thanks for any information you might have. Any other thoughts on the gender of our bird?