Polish sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicklips, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. chicklips

    chicklips Songster

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    Is there an easy way to sex polish?? What are your suggestions?
     
  2. Jarhead

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    I am going through the same thing. What I have been told is a rounded and symmetrical crest is usually female. Males usually have a mohawk or kind of unruly crest.
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Quote:yep, thats true, some breeds you can tell by there color.
    Like the golden and the buff,
    In buffs the females are lighter than the males
    in golden the females are a brighter golden color than the males.
     
  4. bremat

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    Ok, so how old are they before you can really tell their gender?
     
  5. Andora

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    The crest sexing isn't reliable at first, because sometimes they can fool you! The best way to tell is around 4-6 weeks. Roosters will start to get red wattles and/or a V comb (which looks like little horns) and pullets definitely will not. The only thing a pullet at 4-6 weeks should have is possibly tiny flesh colored wattles, and many don't even have that. Some roosters will only get wattles or only a comb at first, then the second thing will show up later, but as long as they have one or the other then it's 99.5% sure it's a roo!

    I've found this to be reliable for crevecoeurs, polish, spitzhaubens, and houdans! I think sultans are similar also because the only sultan I've had grew a comb at 6 weeks and he was a rooster.
     
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  6. bremat

    bremat In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much, Andora!
     
  7. changethelaw

    changethelaw In the Brooder

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    I know this is an older thread but was wondering if anyone out there could clarify something. I have a 7 week old polish with bright red waddles? That means definitely a roo right?
     
  8. ramirezframing

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    pretty much Changethelaw
     
  9. MelissasYard

    MelissasYard In the Brooder

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    Is this a roo??? I drove an hour to get this baby and told the guy I couldn't have roosters were I live and I think he sold me a rooster anyway! What does it look like to you? It's even getting what looks like spurs on the back of it's legs too!

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  10. ramirezframing

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    how old looks roo all young chickens have spur buds some hens even have spurs, I got a sl polish hen with 4 inch spurs
     

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