Question regarding gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ersilya2429, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. ersilya2429

    ersilya2429 New Egg

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    I just started keeping chickens this year and so far it had been a great experience. I recently purchased two polish hens but I'm not sure if one is a hen or not. She's got spurs over an inch long. I know hens can grow spurs but I'm not sure how common it is. She's also never laid an egg and the other one is laying almost daily. However, I've not heard crowing. Is it possible she's just an older hen? Either way is fine. I'm simply curious.


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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me - nicely styled headdress (males are a bit more wild and crazy - think Kramer from Seinfeld), rounded saddle feathers and rounded hackle feathers.
     
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks female to me. Love the blue with the white tophat!
     
  5. SpringPeeper

    SpringPeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen! She may have been put off laying by the move.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X5 on hen. :eek:)
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful hen.
     
  8. ersilya2429

    ersilya2429 New Egg

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    Thank you so much everyone. She's starting to settle in very nicely with my other ladies now. She's such a sweetheart her name is Louise instead of Louis. Hehe :)
     

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