Need help sexing a rescued polish

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lydgallo, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Lydgallo

    Lydgallo Chirping

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    E3885B52-1109-4374-8A30-7D4491562C17.jpeg 904B7FC8-9657-40F7-B19A-848EA2B561CE.jpeg Hey everyone anyone have an idea if this is hen/roo? Not sure if age since it was a reacue
     

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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Congratulations-- it's a girl.
     
  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    She looks like she might be a bantam. She's definitely full grown, at least a year old, probably older. Check her legs-- if they are smooth, she is young. If they're rougher and more scaly, then she's older.
     
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  4. A.M. Eggs

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    Tail feathers will tell you the gender at that age. If they are long and curly its a roo, if they are straight and flat its a hen.
     
  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Could you get a standing side picture?
     
  6. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    That's true, but this bird is full grown and the crests of males and females are very different. A hen's will have rounded feathers, like this girl's, and the shape in general is round. A Polish rooster's crest will have long, pointed feathers just like the saddle or hackle feathers. A rooster's crest hangs down and isn't round in shape, but more flowing.
     
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  7. Lydgallo

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    BEF7F0C6-4F9F-4298-B140-FAE793024822.jpeg 4A1DEFB9-D434-4311-B25C-61C6F91DB07F.jpeg D1D0888A-767D-4DA9-8421-03DF5C645C16.jpeg 3548863E-B1AA-43E5-B2BD-941A43602498.jpeg BAC6C6B0-8E90-4E31-972E-42FE50338513.jpeg Here is pictures of tail feathers it was just dust bathing
     
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  8. Lydgallo

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    Here they are
     
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  9. RoostersAreAwesome

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    It looks around 8-10 weeks old. I'm thinking it's still a little bit young to sex, but the lack of any pointed saddle feathers make me lean towards pullet.
     
  10. rebrascora

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    I'm no expert on Polish but I also think it is a juvenile and those very red wattles, spikey thin hackle feathers and green sheen tail feathers suggest it's a cockerel to me. Maybe I'm just a terrible pessimist! :rolleyes:. No sign of pointy saddle feathers yet but I think there is time for them to develop. I would say it's a little older .... perhaps about 14 weeks.
     

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