sexing polish

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muddipuppy, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at what age can you sex polish and what should i be looking for?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    weeeeellll....it depends.

    Hatchery polish can be misleading. Girls should have a "bouffant" and dudes should be "spikey". Hatchery girls will sometimes be spikey too. Look at the waddles. My males have had waddles right away.


    Spikey Stink-eye (was missing some top feathers at the time)
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    Hatchery Hen. Not really "poofy" but I have hatched her chicks, so we knows she's a girl.
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    Hynotized hen. She she is "poofy" and "roundheaded"?
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    Possibly a roo?
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  3. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone here posted photos of 6 week olds and ones wattles were already larger and redder compared to the other (she had 2). i think it takes quite a while to be able to tell by their headfeathers (hens have more of a poof and roos have dreads)
     
  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That last pic is not a Polish it's a Spitzhauben.
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  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Nope. I promise Wayne of the Mohawk is half polish, hald Aloha project bird. Pulled his stuck butt out of the egg myself.

    Mommy- is the hen in my first post, Dad is this guy:
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    Sorry to hijack, OP.
     
  6. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very odd! Looks like a Spitz... LOL Pretty roo [​IMG]

    My Polish are 6 weeks old and I can tell the difference pretty well on mine... so I'd say at least that old for sure.
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Here is a more recent pic of Wayne. He's got a big 'ol beard now, but not very large waddles, so I still hope Wayne is a Wynette.
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    Still the spikies and some suspicious saddle feathers lead me to "roo".
     

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