Silver laced polish: Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lhynes1478, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chirping

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    Since you guys are so good at this: pullet or cockerel? It’s a 10wk old silver laced polish. I’m thinking pullet. I know polish are really hard. 8B42DE34-26CB-4AC0-92D9-1D90749AB2B9.jpeg C3156988-BF2B-49CE-B193-BFC22514BCF1.jpeg C208D2AD-4A89-4EA4-95B5-A7655D394F81.jpeg 4AB5840C-AE7B-447E-A9EC-829359B20CE8.jpeg
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Age?
     
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  3. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chirping

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    Forgot to add that. A little over 10wks!
     
  4. Altfrizzle

    Altfrizzle Songster

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    I'd guess pullet.
     
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  5. diamondsilkies

    diamondsilkies Songster

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    Probably pullet, but as you said, pullets can be hard to sex.
     
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  6. annageckos

    annageckos Crowing

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, but give it time.
     
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  7. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    the crest feathers look pointed at the ends, which would imply cockerel. But the lack of wattle growth looks female. Wait another month to see if the wattles and comb grow. Polish can take months to sex accurately.
     
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Muffs/beard means that there will be no early wattle development to go off of. And 10 weeks is pretty young to have obvious male feathering. This one needs a few more weeks to be able to sex accurately.
     
  9. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chirping

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    I didn’t even think about that with the polish! I knew my bearded silkies wouldn’t have early wattle development. I guess I just didn’t know he/she was considered muffed/bearded! Cool. I’ll definitely give him a few more weeks, just taking guesses and will update this when I find out :) thank you!
     
  10. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chirping

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    I’ve seen people post their white crested polish on here with quite the bright red and large wattles at 10wks so I’m just confused lol.
     

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