Need help sexing a rescued polish

Lydgallo

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Hey everyone anyone have an idea if this is hen/roo? Not sure if age since it was a reacue
 

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JedJackson

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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.
 

JedJackson

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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.
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.
 

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.
 

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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