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Polish Hen, likely a rooster? You tell me...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Entiendo, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Entiendo

    Entiendo Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought this chicken as an older PULLET, I have my doubts. Not crowing, not that I've hear and I'm told the way the Polish chickens are even hens can have longer feathers. About 4 1/2 months, maybe a bit older. What do you all think? It's a hatchery bird I'm pretty sure. Sweet as can be though. [​IMG]

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  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks like a rooster there. The crest feathers are longer and more pointed like you would normally see in a rooster and it looks like he's developing saddle feathers there.
     
  3. Entiendo

    Entiendo Out Of The Brooder

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    that is what I am thinking, I had to drive 2 hours to get this "hen". Ug...of course I can get a new one but I can't just introduce 1 hen to my flock.
     
  4. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    The crested breeds can be tricky for a while. I myself recently got two more polish girls and a few weeks later I now have 1 more rooster to re-home.
     
  5. Entiendo

    Entiendo Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I won't do that again, adding chickens to the flock is stressful for me and for them. Now I'm going to worry about what's going to happen to the darn rooster when I return him.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me, based off of pointy crest feathers and sickle feathers in the tail.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     
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