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Polish traits

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhlyinPheBee, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I just have to wait on the polish. Were do you look for a comb on them????? What are the traits of a roo with a polish???
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    comb is the same place as all other chickens, just covered by feathers. I don't have this breed but if they are feathered out you can sex them by their do.....boys are punk rock spikey and girls are more rounded and poofy. You can't sex chicks this way though, I don't think there is a way to sex them early
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Roos will grow their crest feathers back when they begin to feather up, while most hens will grow their crests 'up'. The roo's crest will look spikey and the hen's will look poofy.

    Combs aren't visible so you must look for redness around the eyes and face area...also keep a look out for wattles that will develop on roos quicker. Hens don't tend to grow wattles until they are close to laying time, and the breed are very late layers. (Mine started up at around 9 months.)

    Watch the tails. Roos will, as expected, grow them flow-ier (sp?) and hens will keep them up. Then just look for typical roo stuff and behavior. Crest sexing is misleading. I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Thanks for the info. I will try to catch it this afternoon and get a good look and pics.
     

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