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Polish - roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by starfroggie, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Initially I thought this chicken was a rooster. I got him (?) and his sister as chicks and posted up photos of them as little guys to this board to ask about gender. Everyone agreed that the dark one was a rooster and the white one a hen. Well Now he is all grown up and I have 10 chickens total. I have been able to keep him because he doesn't crow and I have never seen him try to mount any of the ladies. So my question is - did we get it right? Is he indeed a rooster, or is he a hen? Thanks for any assistance. He definitely has a different set of head feathers from my other polish, but has exhibited no rooster behaviors.

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  2. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea,but omg he is soooo pretty! ! !
     
  3. invertaman

    invertaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I am no expert but it looks like a hen to me because a roo polidh will have more of a punk rocker looking crest while the hens look more like they have afrows. [​IMG]
     
  4. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my hen - same age, from the same breeder. You see my confusion? [​IMG]
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  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I have no idea but the last one is the funniest picture Ive ever seen! How adorable, I should get one [​IMG]
     
  6. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the whitest afro I have ever seen on the white one![​IMG]

    Whatever "he" is, he is gorgeous! Michelle
     
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is similar to yours...and I'm getting a hen vibe. Mainly because the males DO have spikier crests.

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    (The bird in the photo is a hen.)
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does he/she have a red comb? under that hairdo? I'm definately thinking hen...straight tail feathers, no hackles...no spiked hair look...i think the white variety just has a tighter top knot generally...are he/she's legs skinny or thick?

    Go to privetthatchery.com and look them up...she's a she for sure! (hope you wanted a hen)
     
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  9. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mikarod, thanks for posting the photo - that is a gorgeous hen.

    Red comb ... I don't know, I could try and check.

    Guess I will have to rename her. [​IMG] And a hen is good. No complaints.
     
  10. Jlessl

    Jlessl Out Of The Brooder

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    How do those birds see?!?[​IMG]
     

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