Polish Pullet or cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arn321990, May 24, 2019.

  1. arn321990

    arn321990 Hatching

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    81F7CFC1-BD35-42A0-A6AC-79BBF648259D.jpeg 37F485D4-3FF1-4A26-AB81-774BC267C6D5.jpeg 78667FEE-4DB8-4C08-87C0-68DFC4165F97.jpeg B8A23FE5-F991-40C4-8469-EF31E5EB18BD.jpeg I have a bantam polish chicken and am having a hard time figuring out if it is a boy or girl. She is 12 weeks old and has a long flowing tail. I have heard her crow several times but she does not do it routinely. I had a chicken that I realized was a rooster not long ago and thought that my polish must be a hen because he tried to mount her, but I’m still not sure due to how flowing her tail is and the fact that she occasionally crows. I have attached pictures but was unable to get one of her straight-on. Please let me know what y’all think. She has not started laying eggs yet.

    Also, her back feathers are ruffled up somewhat because I have a sling wrapped around her for her wing. She broke it about one week ago.
     
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  2. cleoandtheflock

    cleoandtheflock Songster

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    Definitely a cockerel!

    Will you be able to keep him?
     
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  3. Roo5

    Roo5 Songster

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    100% male.
     
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  4. arn321990

    arn321990 Hatching

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    I won’t be able to keep him if he’s a male. Do roosters typically mount other cockerels?
     
  5. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    x3 he’s a cockerel.

    It can and does happen. It’s to show dominance. Hens will mount other hens, for example.[/QUOTE]
     
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  6. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Everything about him screams Cockerel, lol.
     
  7. Backyard Bruce

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    cock a doodle dooooo
     

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