sexing a polish top hat

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenBoy17, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. ChickenBoy17

    ChickenBoy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can you sex a polish top hat?
     
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Within a few weeks of age once you've had a few of them and watched them mature. How old is yours and if you have a pic maybe we can help you [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenBoy17

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    I was going to get one PTH when I picked up 4 other hens, but the guy said he couldn't guarantee me a PTH hen, they are about 12 weeks old. So I didn't take the chance
     
  4. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read in a chicken breed book that a hen's "tophat" will be rounded, while a rooster's is really spikey.
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you search for Polish on here there are many pics of both males and females that you can really see the difference.
     

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