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Polish Gender Q - 15 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CritterHill, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here are two 15 weekers I am starting to question. I ordered all pullets from Meyer hatchery, but I am wondering about these two...

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    Ok, sorry about this one. I was holding the chicken with one hand and trying to get the pic with the other. Wanted to show the wattles...

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    They both have tiny nubs of a V comb starting, but so do a bunch of others that really look like girls!

    Those two are the most forward though. The blue one ran up behind me when I turned my back the other day which I thought was odd...

    Boy or girl? Any clues?
     
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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    The blue and black look like pullets to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    I think your good to go with pullets at this point if they are almost 3 months old. I don't see anything in those wattles that would make me think rooster. And some hens get small v combs.

    Oh forgot the aggressive hen thing....I have one that acts like a bully, she will even try to raise what hackles she has and has very roo like behavior. I thought it was because she was the only pullet in a group of young males, but maybe it is just dominate behaviour of the head hen?????
     
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  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girls, girls, girls!
    I think you'd KNOW if they were roos. My Polish are 13 weeks tomorrow. The two boys were crowing at 10-11 weeks.
    I'm jealous. I am trying to adopt out roosters, right now.
     
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  5. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 24 Top Hats and yours look like Pullets to me! [​IMG]

    What are you going to do with all these Pullets and no Roo?
    Just curious..........I know they are so lovely to look at!
     
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  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    They both look like pullets to me. Both of them have rounded top hats, it they were cockerals, their top hats would be spikier. They're gorgeous girls too!
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets.
     
  8. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, mostly they are pets. I've always wanted chickens! We also eat a LOT of eggs, and we manage to tick off our neighbors on a regular basis somehow, so having extra "goodwill eggs" to give away is a good thing.

    Eggs, pets, lawn ornaments in that order, I guess.

    Maybe someday I will get a roo and hatch, but I want to get my feet wet with the girls first!
     
  9. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    They all look like girls to me!! I think that is they were roos, they would have red wattles?? I only have 1 WCB polish and she is about the same age...looks the same!!
     
  10. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the hens can have red wattles also! I was so surprised. Thats what makes it so difficult to tell, but the roos tend to be a lot larger and heavier, when you pick them up ,than the hens.
     
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