My silver laced polish breed? Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jrodt, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Jrodt

    Jrodt Chirping

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    I have a silve[​IMG]
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    r laced almost 9 week old chicken. Please help me know if this is a rooster or a hen. Also is this bearded or non bearded?
     

  2. maggiemo

    maggiemo Songster

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    This is my SLC rooster at about 12 weeks. I would say yours is a rooster too. The pullets have much more rounded crests. His neck and sickle feathers just started filling out and he still doesn't have any red in his waddles or comb, none.
     
  3. Bronson

    Bronson In the Brooder

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    My roo is roughly 14 weeks. See how spiky his top knot is. He also has the long tail and saddle feathers.

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  4. Jrodt

    Jrodt Chirping

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    That's sad news for me. Are polish roosters usually mean? Do they crow a lot?
     

  5. Bronson

    Bronson In the Brooder

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    So far I have not had any issues with mine, but he is still young. He is aloof, but not aggressive, my hens still beat him up and push him around. He is vocal though. He crows in the morning, and if one of my boarders comes to the barn. Nothing I would deem overly excessive.
     

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