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need help sexing a polish chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by squeak1387, May 15, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just today i bought my first two polish chickens. It is susposed to be a male and female set. when i got home, i noticed that the so called female has what looks like a spur growing on her leg, but she has a much fuller head set then the male. i was wonding if there was any way someone could help me by giving me sexing traits for polish chickens.
     
  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, pictures speak a thousand words. But I've heard that some Polish have a more spastic poof the females will look like more of a bonnet than a rockers hair
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I think pics would work better too! But even hens have spurs but they are just duds.
     
  4. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so now all i need to know is how to put pics on here
     
  5. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] her feet

    [​IMG] her head
     
  6. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her hair is too neat to be a rooster. I had a polish hen who had killer spurs [​IMG] but she was most definitley a hen!
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I've had 3 hens now with spurs.

    Still have one. A barred Game hen. Those suckers are wicked looking.

    I'm beinging to wonder about mine though. Last year she was my best layer. This year she hasn't laid a single egg. I think it's the roo I have her with. I'm either going to move her to another pen, but I'm also thinking I may just sell her since I really have no other roo I want to use with her.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    That does look like a girl.. [​IMG]
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a girl. [​IMG] No need to worry. I have one just like her! Hens that have hatchery lines often grow small spurs on their legs. Even then, all hens, regardless of their origins, should have 'spur buds' on their legs, so that's normal.

    Mature females will have fluffy poofy afros, while mature males will have stringy rocker 'dos. Sometimes it takes a while for these traits to fully develop on the birds.


    Edited to clarify: A variety of different types of hens grow legit spurs. It can pop up in a few different situations. I used to have a Polish gal with killer spurs.
     
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  10. Sumatraqueen

    Sumatraqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, that definately looks like a hen. Beautiful coloring![​IMG]
     

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