Tolbunt Polish Crested: Gender and Color Opinions? **pictures**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by remme, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. remme

    remme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok this is my first time hatching Tolbunt eggs. They were purchased as Tolbunt or Cuckoo Polish Crested. They are about 2-3 weeks old now. Take a look and let me know what you think please regarding Gender and adult presumed color (tolbunt or cuckoo?):


    1) This is Ed. The only one of the 30 eggs I had to help hatch. Im leaning Pullet. Ed has no comb forming and little to no tail feathers. She also has a more distinct "top hat" as you'll see compared to what I think are boys.
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    2) The darkest of the group. Im also thinking Pullet for the same reasons as "Ed". Check out that "top hat" puff.
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    3) Im a little wary about this one. He has a much more distinct tail feathering. He doesn't have anything resembling a comb yet but if you look closely you can almost see "horns" forming (first picture). Im leaning Roo...
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    4) The last one. This one screams Roo and is the bird I compared the rest to. He has obvious comb development and large distinct tail feathers. He also challenges every other chick hes in with, particularly my big frizzled silkie that's a week older than him.
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  2. I kind of think it is too young to tell..
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    They are too young to sex. I can usually sex polish around 7-9 weeks old.
     
  4. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think too young to tell also. Are they pure? The last one looks like he has a single comb (although it may just be the picture), and their vaults are rather small.
     
  5. remme

    remme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To young to even tell if they are Tolbunt or Cuckoo?! The breeder who I purchased the eggs from told me that they were pure. He just collected the eggs from his Tolbunt and Cuckoo breeding stock he did not specify which eggs were what.
     
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  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    I said too young to sex. I think they are all tolbunt, well meybr not the first i'm not sure, but I dont have much experience with either color, so dont hold me to it
     
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  7. Chaoticchickens

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    To young
     

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