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POLISH 7 weeks - boy or girl? I am thinking these are boys....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keckhart, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. keckhart

    keckhart In the Brooder

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    HI - I am new to this board, and new to chickens. I have these two polish that I think are males, as they have a mohawk like crest vs my other polish who has a very rounded crest at the same age. These guys are also larger and a bit more rambunctious. [​IMG]
    Any input would be appreciated. I called my avian vet to see what it would cost to have them sexed, and they said $90 each, which is ridiculous as it was only $25 to get my cockatoo DNA sexed, but that was several years ago.

    Also, can anyone advise really how loud a polish rooster crow is? These guys are very sweet, there are no restrictions on roosters, but we only have a 1/4 acre and neighbors can still complain.

    I really don't want to take chances of re-homing these guys as I don't want to turn them into dinner because they are REALLY nice little guys (if indeed that's what they are). They love to sit on your lap and be petted, we have had them since they were a few days old and they are held regularly. [​IMG]









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  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chirping

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    I am no good at sexing, but have to say those are some pretty awesome looking chickens!!!
    Welcome to BYC! I am sure someone else will be able to help you out!!
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Its a bit young to tell; they need more time to fill out and grow feathers in. But I'm not seeing any obvious rooster traits right now.
     
  4. keckhart

    keckhart In the Brooder

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    Thanks!! I have been using this site as a reference tool for some time, lots of great info here... [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree, there are no obvious rooster traits at this time, though the crests are a little small and pointy.
     
  6. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chirping

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    Not any definite rooster qualities yet but it is a little soon to tell.

    If you want I will go out to my polishes and take comparison photos of my 6/7 moth old polish cockerel and pullet. Then you can see what you're looking for.
     
  7. keckhart

    keckhart In the Brooder

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    That would be awesome, thanks!
     

  8. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chirping

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    Here they are, I just took these photos. I am sorry about the shadows but their coop is under a tree. And they NEVER stop moving! lol! I hope these help..........
    [​IMG]this is my Silver Laced Cockerel

    [​IMG]This is Bunny the buff laced pullet.
    [​IMG] Here is a photo of the same cockerel when he was younger.

    Again the first two are today and the last one is when the cockerel was younger

    Hope this helps,

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  9. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chirping

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    this show difference in the crest
     
  10. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chirping

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    the female has a more compact and more sphere like crest and the males have more of a david bowie hairstyle. Long spikey wisps of hair.
     

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