Polish chicken- Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbrajdich, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. jbrajdich

    jbrajdich Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a polish chicken that is starting to develop some wattles and I have been unsure if it's a hen or rooster. It's about 6 months old. [​IMG]
     
  2. jbrajdich

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    She had a recent home haircut
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I'm leaning pullet, but the recent "haircut" comes into play as looking at the headdress is one of the characteristics used to gender ID this breed. When you say the wattle development is "recent" - how long ago did they start to show and how long have they been that color? Can you get a good, clear photo that shows the bird in a full side profile vs. the angle of this photo?
     
  4. jbrajdich

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    Good question! Here are a few pictures -one pre haircut and another as a chick. I noticed the red wattles coming in about a month ago [​IMG]
     
  5. jbrajdich

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    [​IMG]
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If the haircut removed streamers that would have indicated a male - - no evidence now
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    I'm thinking pullet here, the wattles could be an indication that she is coming into lay. Some of mine have started to lay at bang on 6 months.
    Looks to have slim legs which would also indicate female. Nice bird you have there :D
     
  10. drumstick diva

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    Just noticed you said 6 mos. old
     

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