Sexing Polish Crested

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NanaKat, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Any pointers on distinguishing a roo from a pullet as Polish Crested chicks grow?

    I have three chicks already showing lovely crests at only three weeks of age. All are very healthy and one showes a comb yet.
    The blonde has a tail feather that is already two inches long and it stands straight up in the air like a flag. The little red chicks have no tail feathers yet..

    Could tail feathers be an indication of a a roo?
  2. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    You want to look at the shape of the crest feathers. Rounded is pullet pointy is roo. Also the overall look ia a buffont for the girls and boys look less full and longer. The same shape goes with the saddle feathers. You can tell by tail feathers but I think they have to be a bit older. The top ones get that curve to them. My Roos didn't combs until they were much older and even then they were small. Wattles started first.
  3. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Quote:Thank you...I'll keep my eye on them and post photos soon.
  4. SaidBlacksmith

    SaidBlacksmith Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    How soon can you sex them? maybe at a month?

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