Polish question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mountain Sunshine, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a polish and I posted pictures on here before but here is another one. I was told that it looked like a pullet. She/he is 17 weeks old. There are no signs of a comb yet. Do polish chickens mature late? When do their combs come in and at what age do they start laying? She is the smallest of our flock and I have to kind of baby her make sure she gets food etc..She/he seems to be the odd man out or the misfit in the group. (poor thing)

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  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Mine didn't start laying until around 28 weeks and lays infrequently. She's just around for looks!
     
  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is definitely a pullet. The hens have a rounded head and the males tend to arch out to the sides. The males are also a dark golden color in their feathering versus the females lighter color on the Buff Polish. If I have time I will try and get a pic of my Roo for you today to show the differences! [​IMG]
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    pullet and she is pretty!
     
  5. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got a pretty girl!
    I've noticed my Pollocks don't really HAVE combs, just tiny, tiny bumps.
    Polish are not known for their laying ability, just so you know. She may be a late maturer, or she could have buried her eggs under the material in the nest box. [​IMG] Mine like to do that.
     
  6. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...Her name is Ralph! I know..my daughter didn't want to change her name...

    I think she may be a later bloomer. But, she is sooo sweet! We are building nesting boxes this weekend.
     
  7. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Roc a 2 year old Buff Laced Polish Roo. Notice how much brighter their color is than the hens. The crest is flared out like a punk rock hairdo. [​IMG][​IMG] I tried to take a good pic but it was feeding time this am and he was busy!!



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  8. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her name is Ralph!

    We've got a roo named Primrose. Other roos I have owned have had the names Sugar and Mascara. [​IMG]
    Dunno why, all our hens have obvious girl names.

    She looks like a Ralph. [​IMG]
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    My buff laced Polish took a long time to lay and like all Polish, they don't lay well at all. Yours does look like a hen.
    One of my hens when she was younger
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  10. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looked like Ralph when she was younger!
     

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