polish chickens - sex question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muell112, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 polish chickens, same age - they are both really long-legged but their tophats are very different (one is droopy and one sticks straight up). Are both of them males?

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  2. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  4. bishopschickens

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    I am going to say, definately male.
     
  5. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do the females get the tophat too? The one male with the droopy feathers has been crowing a lot...but not the other one. However, the other one appears to have what I'm guessing are spurs. Are the less dominant ones just less flamboyant or something?
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both have the same general effect. Dread-locked. Hens look MUCH different, with poofs. 100% male for both of them. They're very handsome. [​IMG]
     
  7. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They are awesome, very friendly.
     
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The less dominant roosters will crow little or less than the dominant one. This is what a hen looks like:

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    See? A poof. An afro. [​IMG]
     
  9. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the females do have nice poofs - and thanks for the links - another questions: is this a polish? Or a mottled houdan? I figured it was a mottled houdan roo (I ordered mottled houdan and polish hens but got a bunch of extra (roo) chickens with the order) but looking through the links it looks exactly like a white crested black polish rooster...

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