polish sex question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FrizzleDizzle, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    so, i know the feathers on the head let u know if a polish is a hen or roo. but, at what age can u start telling the difference?? this polish is young (not exactly sure how young). any guesses on the sex?

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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    As you know, I am no polish expert [​IMG]

    But is looks pretty roo-ish to me... I dont see any rounding to the crest.

    I defer to the experts though... [​IMG]
     
  3. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    thats what i thought, thats why i was wondering if that changes though as it gets a little older. some of the feathers look female-ish though.

    i dont know anything about these birds though [​IMG]
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    FD...can you get a nice side shot? I am thinking I see saddle feathers in the back...what do you think?
     
  5. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the best i have right now

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  6. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so glad you asked this as I am in the same boat. My Polish are 8 weeks old and their head feathers are not the same as yours, how old is your one?
     
  7. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    no clue how old. i would guess 3 to 4 months just because i have another that age and he is almost the same size.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I just got a couple of these Polish birds so what is this head feather method of sexing are you speaking of??.

    AL
     
  9. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would you mind if I posted some pictures of mine to see if anyone can tell what they are... don't want to hijack your thread
     
  10. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    please do, lets compare and hopefully some polish experts will help both of us.
     

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