Polish sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenNoodle, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. ChickenNoodle

    ChickenNoodle Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    That just sounds so wrong! [​IMG] Anyhoo. I got this little straight run Polish chick. I am praying it's a girl because I can't have a boy, but the more I watch, the more I'm thinking it's a boy. It's very independent, rambunctious, doesn't hang with the girls so much, and is very adventurous & bold. My gut is saying boy. I know it's way early, but can you tell by their hats or something when their this young?? (about 2 wks now, I think) I saw someone elses little girl polish on here and mines hat looks different than her hat. Should I try and return it now or wait & pray?? It's just so darned cute!

    Here's a somewhat blurry pic. Won't sit still for ANYTHING!!

  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Unfortunately, that bird is way too young to tell. In a couple months, you should be able to distinguish the gender.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Polish take forever to tell.

  4. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    My gut feeling based on its posture and beak angle says 'roo' for my guess.
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Polish fowl generally go on their own and do their own thing from the beginning. Don't use that as an example for your doubts. My girl will stay back at the coop with me and forage for food nearby. The others will typically go off into the woods. I'd have to carry her to the others and even then, she'd stay behind to dig, not follow the very nomadic flock.

    Also, I'm seeing some spur budds on the chick's legs. DO NOT use this as a sign for totally being a male. My Polish hen has huge spurs on her.

    Polish crest sexing is very misleading. Don't use it unless you know what to look for. Otherwise, you will hve to wait quite a few months to make any valid decisions. Just wait.
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I have 9 baby polish in the brooder now and I can guess who the roos are by their heads. Some of them already have the tight little top knot and some already have that wild put your finger in the electric socket look. My daughter and I have bets on who is right.I think it could be a girl but like they all say its too soon to be exact.
  7. ChickenNoodle

    ChickenNoodle Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    I am sooooo not good at this whole patience thing! Why do they not sex them like the other breeds? I mean, don't they look at their vents for bumps or something. I KNOW I have a magnifying glass around here someplace! [​IMG]
    Lordy...the suspense is KILLING me. I'm nearly ready to take the darned thing back, just so I don't have all this suspense. I don't want to get attached & then have to get rid of it if it's a boy and who would take it when it gets that old? I didn't think it would drive me this nuts!

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