Sexing Polish Cresteds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sophiejw, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
    I've got two lovely Polish Cresteds- they are 14 weeks old. I just wondered if anyone had any tips for sexing them- they both have very red wattles and scraggy hair do's. I've also seen them squaring up to each other a few times recently, so I suspect they might both be boys. Will try and get pics on tomorrow, if anyone has any tips in the meantime that would be great.

    They are lovely and friendly, one jumps on my shoulder whenever I bend down to sort their food things out. Does anyone know if Polish cockerels are noisy? If they're not I could get away with keeping them, if not I'll have to rehome them- they are too nice to eat!

  2. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Probably males, a pic would really help. Noisy... only when they crow.

  3. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    I am pretty sure pullets and hens have a nice, round crest while the males are kind of everywhere.
    Here's my pullet.
    See how her crest is very round? If they are not like that, they are boys. Hope I helped!
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    with mine I notice waddles on the boys and they come in fast and the girls dont really get them till later. The rounded head thing too.girl,boy,boy,girl[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  5. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Look like roo's to me!

    The feathers on a roo's crest are long and pointy looking, like the hackle feathers on his neck. The hen's crest feathers and neck feathers are much blunter, and more rounded on the ends.

    Somebody said that the shape of the crest on a day-old chick is different, too. Pullet chick poofles are round, cockerel chick hairdos are oval. Using that rule of thumb, I guessed that 3 of the 4 Polish chicks that I hatched in early June were boys. Now I can say with certainty, I was right!
  7. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    Id say both are roosters.

  8. Yup, both boys. Sorry. I see dreads and big, round, red wattles. Wattles usually take a while to grow in on Polish, and at 14 weeks, that's very early.
  9. dntd

    dntd Songster

    Dec 4, 2009
    My suspected roos have a much smaller waddle and not as red, their head feather are not as pointy either though I'm sure they are boys, yours are 100% roosters.
  10. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
    Doh! [​IMG] Isn't that typical that my favourite ones are the ones that can't stay. Got them as an extra when my friend ordered more eggs than she could incubate so I got a few and these guys hatched. Kind of got attached to them as they are so friendly.

    Thanks for all the advice and opinions, time to try to rehome them then. I managed to rehome my silkie boy last week, so fingers crossed someone wants these....

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