New polish chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by verthandi, May 23, 2007.

  1. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    So far the only hatched chick from a test hatching of my blue polish. This is the chick that had a small umbilical hernia that I posted about in emergency. Doing well and problem resolved itself.

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    wow holy ole too big photo...need to work on that..sorry.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Glad to hear the problem is gone. Your chick looks happy and proud! Luv that little tuft on his head! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well isn't that a cutie! Congrats on your precious chick. I hope he/she gets a friend soon.
     
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Thanks he(and I am pretty sure of that...darn) is a character.
    They are the funniest chickens and very social.

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  5. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really cute chick. How can you tell its a he so soon?
     
  6. Malibufarmer

    Malibufarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i want a polish so bad.
     
  7. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Really cute chick. How can you tell its a he so soon?

    It's a guess really. I have used wing tip feathers as a indicator of gender in parrots for many years, then later had them blood tested to find out their true gender. The polish chicks that I have raised so far have been about 80% accurate using the same method.

    Even feathers at the end of their wings at 1 or 2 days old have mostly been males, Feathers that are a mix of long and short ones have been female.

    This chick also has a very upright stance like many of the male chicks before him. I would love it if he proves me wrong and is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is adorable.
     
  9. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE the hair-do! I can't wait for mine to arrive!
     

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