Roo or hen? EDIT more pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by deeps, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    What are these two WCB Polish?
    I think the one with the larger crest is a female. The other one has a bigger tail and feathered out a little slower
    They're about 6 weeks old

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  2. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    I don't know but they look exactly like mine! Mine with the short do has developed little wattles so I've decided that it's a boy but really, I don't know. It has the same mean looking face as yours and everything. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see one pullet, but I'm not completely sold on the second one. Most likely a male, but that one should be more predictable in a few weeks.

    ETA: Are those wattles I see forming on the second one?
     
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  4. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Which one are you talking about? The one with the smaller crest?

    I'll try to go get some better pictures
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes-the one with the smaller crest.

    I try not to use crest size alone when determining the gender. Crest sexing can be confusing and unreliable. Crests take a while to grow out fully. But like I said, 6 weeks is pretty early.
     
  6. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    The first one. I think is a roo
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    The second. Hopefully a pullet
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    The two of them. The suspected roo has a larger tail and smaller crest
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  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you're right. [​IMG] A pair. Larger crest=hen, smaller crested=roo.
     
  8. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I hope your right! I really wanted a polish hen. Those fuzzball heads are great haha
     

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