Supposed to be Sultans

CrzyChknLady

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Aug 21, 2012
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I received these as day old chicks about 3 months ago. They do not have feathered feet (can't see that in the pic). Can anyone tell me what breed and gender they are?





 

hdowden

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they look like polish. what hatchery did you get them from? did you get any extra as well with the shipment? top is a pullet bottom is a cockerel (you probably know that though :) )
 

CrzyChknLady

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Aug 21, 2012
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I am questioning the gender of the 2nd, because my Polish (the ones that were actually supposed to BE Polish) cockeral, same age, had a much different, almost "stringy" crest with large wattles, while this one has neither. I got them from Ideal Hatchery, and over 50% of my entire order was incorrect. BTW, everything I ordered (except the ducks) were St. Run, if that tells you had bad it was! It was a small order, too. I ordered 2 mallards, received Rouen. One of the d'Uccle's I ordered came the wrong color, the frizzle I am told is a double frizzle, and the two sultans that I ordered are Polish. You are positive the second is a cockeral?
 

hdowden

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yes a 85% positive. he has the long slender pointed saddles that only cockerels get. the reason he lacks wattles is because he is bearded and thats how a bearded should be.
 
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CrzyChknLady

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Aug 21, 2012
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The pic is deceiving, sorry. I tried to get a better close up, but I will have to wait until I have an extra set of hands to hold him/her still. The saddle feathers are rounded, but the pic makes them look pointed because of the buff point with white lace. I was wondering if that was what made you say roo. I had originally thought them both to be cockeral because of crest formation, but that has changed drastically in the last 2 weeks. I guess I will keep my fingers crossed for no crowing! Thanks everyone!
 

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