Polish chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andisgarden, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you are picking a Polish Chick does the size of their top notch indicate male or female? I noticed some of the chicks had HUGE puffs, while others were only barely there.
     
  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the size is more of an indication of breeding in terms of how big of a crest they will get. males crests generally are a lil smaller as chicks, but a big crest in one variety might be a small one in another.
     
  3. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well from looking at pics of other Polish chicks I have to assume that one is a black with white crest, 2 are buff, 2 are silver and one of my other silvers died yesterday for no reason. The 2 buff and the 2 silver have very small puffs and the black one has a huge puff it already looks so funny. They are 1 week old.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    mine with the huge crests turned out to be male. also they were are lot bigger than the girls.
     
  5. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds about right, the laced ones usually have smallercrests then the wc's. sorry to hear about the chicks.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I agree with the other posts.
     

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