Question about polish rooster

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have a polish cockerel, 15 weeks old. Although he very much looks like a roo - pointed crest, saddle and hackle feathers - he's a sissy. Scared of his own shadow.

    Every rooster I've had before him was mature enough to crow and try to mate by 15 weeks. Are polish just slow to mature? I'm going to keep a rooster out of the next hatch because I am starting to think that the polish might not be a very good flock protector.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oh, my. Sourland BEHAVE. George talks to himself and behaves. [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:[​IMG] I'm with sourland...... can he even SEE the hens?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Maybe it's just my lines, or my socialization, not sure, but my Polish boys always grown up just fine. They can see just perfectly (even with a big crest) crow on time and boss the girls plenty. I have indeed gotten a couple Polish boys from someone else and they never crowed nor got courage before 6 months old, so, I think it's the breeding, but, I don't know how I can help you.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] I'm with sourland...... can he even SEE the hens?

    Very funny Miz Ranchy [​IMG] He can see just fine. His crest goes up and out. Pearl (aka Star) the little polish pullet is the one that can't see, or couldn't until we gave her a haircut yesterday. She totally freaked when I took her back outside and set her down. I can see! I can see! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If she sees him, she may refuse to mate with the Trahma, and then how will you have Polish Trahmas??? [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Pearl is my little sweetheart. She fixates on my shoes; probably cuz that's all she ever sees of me is my shoes. She spots my shoes and follows them everywhere, running into lots of things in the process. [​IMG]
     
  9. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine keep running into the water can. Silly birds.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe they need a "seeing-eye bird,' to guide them.
     

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