Polish gender opinions (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bizichick, May 22, 2012.

  1. Bizichick

    Bizichick In the Brooder

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    I have 3 polish chicks. 2 are 6 weeks old and 1 is about 10 weeks old. I am pretty confident that I can tell the gender of the younger 2. The older one I have posted a couple of times, trying to figure out its gender. I have gotten mixed responses. Hoping as it gets older, it will be easier to tell for sure. Chick # 1 is a silver laced polish. About 6 wks old. I am going with Roo on this one. Hope to be wrong, but Im thinking the mohawk gives it away! Chick # 2 is a WC polish. About 6 wks old. I am thinking from her poofy hair I have a pullet.[​IMG] Chick # 3 That would be my mystery chick all the way around. It is about 10 wks old. I THINK it is a buff laced polish. I was hoping for a pullet, but kinda thinking its a Roo. Has a poofy yet kinda spikey hair do. Little bit of pink on the face but not red and not much sign of wattles. Anybody have any input for me? I can't keep any roosters so I am hoping for at least one pullet! I went a little pic crazy....was just wanting to make sure i got as many angles as possible to help. Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    i say that the first two are pullets and the last one is a cockrel
     
  3. Bizichick

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    Thanks so much for the reply chickenmaniac...I hope you are right....I would love for 2 of them to be pullets. Out of curiosity...what about the 1st makes you think pullet? I kept thinking roo because of the mohawk. I am so new to this chicken thing in general and especially new to the polish. Any little details to help me along the way is appreciated! [​IMG] People keep talking about saddle and hackle feathers. To be honest, Im not sure I understand what to look for when looking for those. Is that what makes you think 1 could be a pullet?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Way too early to be sure.. Polish can be tricky, especially @ six weeks. I don't go by the crest. My polish hen has a very weird - roo like crest. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenmaniac

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    i based it on the saddle feathers but im not sure if that is a correct way to sex a polish
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Oh yes, just saw them as well. Going to guess cockerel too :) Sorry - didn't really look hard enough ;)

    Though the first two are too young.
     
  7. Bizichick

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    Are the hackle/saddle feathers close to the tail?
     
  8. chickenmaniac

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    yess they are the ones by the tail
     
  9. Bizichick

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    They are longer and more pointed?
     
  10. chickenmaniac

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    yeah that indicates rooster, hens are more rounded
     

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