Polish crested - hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daproper, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. daproper

    daproper In the Brooder

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    Do you think this 4 week old polish crested is a hen or roo? We ordered a breeding pair but the other chick mysteriously died last week.



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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    With no comb or wattles showing up at all it looks like maybe a hen to me.
     
  3. rosaline

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    [​IMG] Wow what a lovley looking chicken x its hard to tell. I have 3 silkie cross hens and one has a fluffy head like yours but no comb or wattles and she is a she.
     
  4. Megs

    Megs Songster

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    i would say to young to tell, all my polish hard virtually no wattles until 6 weeks, by 8 weeks i can tell bosy easily.
     
  5. I'm going with hen. Best wait a few weeks though. Polish are difficult to sex. But lack of wattles and round crest make me think that's a girl.
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist 9 Years

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    I would say girl
     
  7. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka 8 Years

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    The ends of the crest feathers look rounded, as does the crest itself. I'm going with girl, too.
     
  8. Namble

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    The way the head feathers are growing make it look like a girl.
     
  9. FluffyColor

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    Girl. You're discouraging me............ [​IMG]
     

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