Polish Rooster (?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by navasima, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Songster

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    This bird is being given away as a free rooster. I asked how she knew for sure at 8 weeks and she said that she could just tell...
    She also has light Brahma pullets that she got from a hatchery (don't know which) - also free to good home - also 8 weeks.
    I'm going to see them on Friday - never hurts to look - right?
    Do y'all suppose that this is a 2 month old roo?


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  2. chickendude

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    It is a Golden Laced Polish. And I think it is a roo.
     
  3. NoseyChickens

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    yes it does look like a GL Polish Roo
     
  4. navasima

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    not arguing - truly asking - what is "rooish" about him? Am I looking at breed specific indicators or general gender things that more experienced eyes than mine see?
    I must admit - I'm rather taken by his looks.......[​IMG]
     
  5. Hawkeye95

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    Quote:my dad raised polish for years- all of his roosters had spikey top notches, and the hens had nice rounded feathers on top. This one is pretty easy to spot, IMO- definitely a roo.
     
  6. bloom_ss

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    His poof is all spiky instead of rounded. I think that is an indicator of a roo on a Polish.
     
  7. navasima

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    Thank you!!
     
  8. crayon

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    This is my White Crested Blue polish pullet at 4 weeks (her puff is much larger now at 6 weeks). The pullets have "rounded puffs"- that are even- like a cotton ball.

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  9. navasima

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    Great! Now I'm enamoured of the looks of another breed! Enablers!! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the responses. I think I'm doomed if that little boy looks nice in person. Now - I've read that Polish are a bit shy. Do y'all find this to be true overall? How is it to have just one of this breed in the flock?
     
  10. Hawkeye95

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    Quote:They'll get picked on. You should have more than just one. But if you're only getting a polish roo- he might be just fine. Maybe someone else has had a bad experience, but the roos are gentle and sweet. [​IMG] I'd get him!!!
     

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