Sexing a polish chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenfork, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. jenfork

    jenfork Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can you tell the sex of a polish chick? Mine are 4 weeks right now.
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish are tricky. Some you can sex at six weeks but it usually takes a while to know for sure. Ways to tell are to look at the wattles, crest, or feathering. A hen will have more of a round poof for a crest, no signs of wattles at an early age, and round feathers. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can be very to be most accurate 8 to 10 weeks is best.
     
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post a picture! it might help more.
    Normally males have a more spiky rockstar crest than females who have a rounded smooth crest
     
  5. LaGallinaRoja

    LaGallinaRoja Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing!! I have 2 that are about 9 weeks old, and they have a more rounded crest, but they're getting wattles already. Sorry, can't post pictures yet. I'm praying that they're both pullets!!![​IMG]
     
  6. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are the wattles big or are they just starting to develop?
     
  7. LaGallinaRoja

    LaGallinaRoja Out Of The Brooder

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    They're just starting to develop. Within the last 2 weeks.
     
  8. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males can come in with rounded crest sometimes. Mine looked like a female but had huge wattles by 6 weeks old and when he molted at 10 weeks his spikey hair came in. [​IMG]
     
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