Sex and breed of chicks, any clues??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Helen29, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Helen29

    Helen29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to this so please tell me if I'm doing something wrong, I usually do....
    This is my first year of being a chicken owner and I realize that there is no sure way of knowing, but I would love to have any opinions on what sex my chicks are. Also any info in breed would be good I think I know but I'm not 100%.
    This is my first (is this a crested black polish?, please correct me if I've written this wrong), it was hatched about 7 weeks ago it doesn't have a comb (yet) but does have teeny wattles, also I have noticed that it's black feather have taken on a petrol green sheen:


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    My second has wattles with no comb and was also hatched 7 weeks ago:



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    I realize this is looking is looking very male, which is such a shame as I won't be able to keep it if it is a roo. I've been reading around and it seems that the wattles are a sure sign of sex at this age in a polish rooster, is this always the rule? It such a lovely, friendly, calm chick.

    I also have this chick, bought from my local nursery with another chick two weeks ago. I was told that they were eight weeks old, seen as the new chicks were smaller than my, then, five weeks old polish I gave an uneducated guess at them being more like 4 weeks old. Making this chick 6 weeks?? I have noticed it is growing a tuft on it's head can someone please tell me what this is and what it indicates?


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    And finally I have a pic of my four babies:


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    I think I have two (crested??) polish, a blue maran and a light sussex. If anyone one knows better I would appreciate some input!!

    Thanks in advance for your time x
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your polish look like hens to me. I don't see anything on your chickens that screams rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. Helen29

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    Thank you, fingers crossed!!

    (I feel really bad saying that, poor feathered men, but I can't keep them if they aren't pullets)
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, there's a good chance they're all pullets! [​IMG] Those topknots look nice and smooth rather than spikey.
     
  5. SeasideSilkies

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    Yeah, the polish look like pullets [​IMG]
     
  6. Helen29

    Helen29 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's lovely, thanks so much for your time xx
     
  7. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno... That white polish has some biggest I've seen on a polish that age, I'd say roo on him, and pullets for the rest!
     
  8. Helen29

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    Yeah I think that too, but I'm hoping not. Anyway time will tell. Does anyone know the breeds, have I got them right?
     
  9. stellacat

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    The first is a white crested black polish, the second is a splash polish, but I have no clue as to the third. [​IMG] The slash polish looks like a roo with those wattles.
     
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  10. Helen29

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    No I'm not sure of the third either, I was thinking blue Maran, but I'm no expert. It's starting to grow a tuft on it's head (it's grown more in the past couple of days), could this be a male sign? I'm just thinking that the male seem to get all the fancy bits!!
     

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