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Polish hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by H3xan01c, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. H3xan01c

    H3xan01c Out Of The Brooder

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    I just received my first Polish hen from a friend that had problems with her getting along with her flock that was a few months older. So she brought it to me to see if this 3 month old Polish hen would fit in with my 16, 1 month old barred rocks. "Houdini" the Polish hen is a little bossy but everything seems fine after a couple days. But, as my 8 year old daughter pointed out, Houdini seems to be
    crowing at times. Could it be that she is a he?

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    BTW: Houdini was placed in the coop with the young ones and the first night had disappeared. I searched the corners from the outside window and inside the coop. I thought how did it escape. then found it on top of the door hatch frame up out of the way where none of the other younger ones could have made it. So now named Houdini. thanks in advance for any help you can give.

    Houdini also in a video if you want to see different angles:
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi I think Houdini is a roo and not a hen. Polish always tend to be at the bottom of the pecking order in a flock even the cockerels. Maybe that's why he wasn't getting on in your friends flock. Crowing would also make me think he is a roo. Hope you are able to keep him and that he fits in with your flock. Good luck. There is thread on BYC for polish hope it helps here is the link.https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/355316/polish-thread
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2, Houdini is a roo. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  4. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that's he's a boy!
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but he's 100% roo
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but you definitely have a cockerel.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     
  8. H3xan01c

    H3xan01c Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everybody for the confirmation. And a Rooster is welcome in my flock. Never had one before and he seems to have some character. I live out of town so the rooster will fit in that way no noise issues, then again will have to wait and hear what my family feels about that later. :)
    thanks again.
     

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