Silver laced polish sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alitonnesen, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. alitonnesen

    alitonnesen New Egg

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    Hi,
    I have a 10 week old slp and don't know the sex. BB is very adventurous and has some masculine seeming traits but also has female characteristics (flighty, small legs, nonexistant/peach crest). Can anyone tell me the likely sex? 3 photos below. Thanks!
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    I'm 50/50 on your bird. A few more weeks and you should know for sure. I'm afraid polish are notoriously hard to sex, I've had them keep me guessing until 6 months of age.
     
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have two gold-laced that are around 6 months. I gave up and am waiting for crow/egg to figure it out.
     
  4. enemaniac

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    When I started with that particular breed I was told (and it is definitely true) that the mop heads are hens and the roosters will have more of a hanging wiry look to the feathers on their heads. Almost like the hens go up and the roos go down if that makes sense. Are you sure that is a polish? It looks an awful lot like a spitshauben to me. Maybe mixed? If that is what it is you can go by the color of the feathers in their mohawk.
     

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