Questions about my Tolbunt Polish Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jkraft, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Jkraft

    Jkraft Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 2 Tolbunt Polish Chicks. I was told they were 4 weeks old (I have had them 2 weeks now). I have some questions about them. I am a first time chicken owner and have 5 month old silkie and 2 orpingtons. I got these chicks to add to my flock.

    How can you tell the sex?

    They breeder said they were pullets but I have a feeling they were not being truthful. I know when I purchased my orpingtons they came sexed as pullets. My silkie was not sexed and I didn't know the sex until she got older.

    Are they old enough to tell if they will be frizzled or not?

    I don't think they are frizzled but the mother Hen was.

    Thanks in Advance! I tried to get good pictures but the chicks are very flighty and are not very fond of me yet.


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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on your polish :clap

    I'm afraid at 6 weeks it's a little early to determine gender of them yet. I don't see any wattles on your chicks which is a good sign but the crests make me wonder. Usually an untidy crest means male but this can't be a 100% way to sex them. I've had females with untidy/poor crests. So it can only be a guess.

    I'm afraid your chicks are not tolbunt but are of a mixed colour. Here is a tolbunt ~

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    You can tell if they are going to be frizzle as soon as the feathers start coming through so usually in the first 7-10 days so at the age yours are now if they are smooth they are smooth.

    Have you dropped by the polish thread? Please do, lots of pics to see and all the polish chat. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/355316/polish-thread/0_30

    Good luck with your polish in the future.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're too young to sex accurately, but I don't see any obvious cockerels yet.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agreed, no frizzles that I can see and no Tolbunt either
     
  5. Jkraft

    Jkraft Out Of The Brooder

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    @Yorkshire coop Thank you so much for all the information! I was not expecting to get the color chicks that I got. I thought they would look like the picture you posted. That is what they posted in the add and some were frizzled. I drove 2 hours to get there and just went with that they offered me. I will take a look at the polish thread right now.
     

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