Polish hens?

Artieeee

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Oct 28, 2021
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So long story short, we had a rooster that showed up at our house at 1:00 a.m. one morning. He decided that he was going to adopt our family and never left our yard, so we caved in and bought him a coop and 4 female (hopefully!) friends. We were told they were hatched in July so they're roughly 3 months old.

I've read online different ways to tell if a Polish chicken is male or female but I'm kind of confused because different people say different things.

Would anyone be willing to make a guess as to what gender these lovely chickens are? It would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

Also, please don't mind Karen and her dirty/muddy crest. I don't know what she did but she's the only one that's gotten that bad after the rain we had. I'm planning to wash her crest this weekend, I promise!
 

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Rhodebar Lover

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With laced Polish varieties females very, very frequently have crazy crests. I would not use that for sexing. This can *sometimes* be used on the solid varieties *if* they're from decent lines. It worked on my White Crested Black but doesn't work on hatchery lines. I see only one possible cockerel :)
 

humblehillsfarm

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With laced Polish varieties females very, very frequently have crazy crests. I would not use that for sexing. This can *sometimes* be used on the solid varieties *if* they're from decent lines. It worked on my White Crested Black but doesn't work on hatchery lines. I see only one possible cockerel :)
Definitely why I *attempted* to stress the *usually* lol. I'm no pro as I've only been around two Polish hens myself, although they have prim and tidy hairdos.
 

Rhodebar Lover

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I see saddle feathers and maybe hackles- can't quite tell, and of course photos of the crest would help as well
For this variety sex feathers would be a brighter color. It has no pointed feathers yet! Note the huge color difference between sexes. This is evident in this bird but none of the others :)
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