Male or female?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cklass90, May 15, 2018.

  1. Cklass90

    Cklass90 Chirping

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    I'm totally new to chickens and got a this exotic chick in with my others. I think I've figured out it's a white crested black polish? But male or female?! How do I tell??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    Wait until it's around 12 weeks and post photos if it's a polish, they are harder to tell when younger.
     
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  3. Cklass90

    Cklass90 Chirping

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    This photo was meant to be in my original post but I don't see it. Only about 3 weeks old right now IMG_20180515_183416.jpg
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Way too young to sex at this age.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    You do have a few months to go. It does look like a white crested black polish.
     
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  6. Cklass90

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    So I have a question...when you buy from a hatchery and you request females how do they know? Is it a thing where you tell straight out of the egg then you can't for a while?
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    The chicks from a hatchery are vent sexed by professionals after hatching.
     
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    Ah ok thanks for satisfying my curiosity! I'm new to all this and it's all fun learning
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Happy I could help.
     
  10. 34Fam

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    My neighbor has 4 polish chickens. At 5 weeks one of them popped out with red waddles and the other 3 not at all. It was super easy to see the difference in them....they were from Ideal poultry.
     

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