Questions about Polish

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by waibel zoo, May 2, 2009.

  1. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    462
    3
    131
    Mar 23, 2009
    Sandy, UT
    Do female polish get that forked comb? What about wattles? At what age can you tell the gender?
     
  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

    913
    9
    143
    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    hens can get the v comb, but it is preferred to breed and show those without any comb or 2 very small bumps for a comb. if the hen is of a nonbearded variety she will develop wattles. in nobeardeds the males wattles will show up bigger and faster than the females.
     
  3. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    462
    3
    131
    Mar 23, 2009
    Sandy, UT
    I have a white headed blue that has comb bumbs starting. Think this is a roo? Wattles are starting but not red, neither is the comb. I believe the chick to be in the 8 week old range. All my chicks are different ages, Ican't remember exactly.[​IMG]
     
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hens typically begin to have visible redness and wattles when they are around or a little after laying time. But Polish hens are very late layers. Mine started at around 9 months.
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    My self white was hatched end of jan. She has no signs of red or wattles for that matter. However, her hatch-mate is already developing wattles, a comb and was attempting to crow just a few moments ago. We thought they were both girls, but surprise!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by