Polish breeders question!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Denece&Lacey, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have our first polish. I thought I would be able to tell which ones were hens and roosters they just arent as easy as other chickens I guess. How can you tell the difference?
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    How old are they?
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Their crests will be very different. The roosters will have a wild kind of punk rocker look and the hens will have a big rounded poof. Go on Feathersite.com and check it out, they have all different colors. you will see the differences. Hope this helps...i love feathersite!!!!

    Here is the link to the Polish page


    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Polish/BRKPolish.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    The cocks have a frazzled top-knot and the hens have a nice neat crest.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Here are a few pics of the difference in the amles and females

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  6. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks yall that all helps alot. They are 6 weeks old, standards. They are just now getting to where I can try to see what are hens or roosters. They are so cute. I just love the crested breeds.
     
  7. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My golden laced polish are only about 6 weeks old. Some of them look like they have mohawks right now!! Would those be hens or roosters? There are at least 3 like that so I hope hens!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I will check that out.
     

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