To Roo or Not to Roo: Sex my polish chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickmagnet2015, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Chickmagnet2015

    Chickmagnet2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    Meet Poly, my polish chick. She's about 10 1/2 - 11 weeks old. Her crest had been incredibly slow to come in, in fact the feathers she does have are new this week and she still has a bald spot at the center of her head.

    I'm curious what everyone's opinion is on whether or not she is a hen or a rooster? I was told by the feed store that she was a hen when we bought her (she was a few days old). Any signs I should look for?

    Thanks for the help!
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That darker shade of red on the shoulders/wings is something that only males get.
     
  3. Chickmagnet2015

    Chickmagnet2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I didn't realize color played a factor as well.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Time for a name change, Poly is a Paul.
     
  7. Chickmagnet2015

    Chickmagnet2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! We were really hoping for all ladies. I guess you can't win them all. Probably time to rename her. [​IMG]
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cockerel with a very sweet face[​IMG]
     

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