Polish - Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Huna, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Huna

    Huna Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given this chicken - from what I was told, he/she is 22 or 23 weeks old. There is no crowing, but every time I walk into their run to change their water or give them treats, this chicken chases behind me and pecks at my feet. It doesn't see too well, so I'm not sure if it's just startled easily, or if it's being aggressive. Any guesses would be most welcome.
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  2. blkpoodles

    blkpoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think so
     
  3. Pokster

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    Just a guess but looking at the feathers it just may be a he. Don't hold me to it i may have 17 hes but am NO expert.
     
  4. blkpoodles

    blkpoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what im going by, especially the streamers by the tail
     
  5. Huna

    Huna Out Of The Brooder

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    What's confusing me is that it doesn't crow. I had a beautiful EE roo that had started to crow at 10 weeks - and was chasing and attacking my son.
     
  6. ChickenboyNmom

    ChickenboyNmom Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched several chicks- several breeds/mixes this spring. Too many cockerals. The polish cockeral was the last to get wattles and crow. The tail feathers look like a rooster. The head feathers are more "dreadlock" than "bouffant".
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age, I vote hen. This is my Roo, "Fancy Pants", at 19 weeks.
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  8. Pokster

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    Quote:thats what im going by, especially the streamers by the tail

    Yup that was my thinking as well. Not all of my Roosters crow as of yet and they were hatched in April. The tail feathers say a lot to me. As i said i hatched 17 roosters and am learning fast about Roosters / hens.
     
  9. blkpoodles

    blkpoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what im going by, especially the streamers by the tail

    Yup that was my thinking as well. Not all of my Roosters crow as of yet and they were hatched in April. The tail feathers say a lot to me. As i said i hatched 17 roosters and am learning fast about Roosters / hens.

    mine crowed early, but a litter mate to him didnt crow till months later
     
  10. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a very pretty girl!
     

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