UH-OH, Help, what gender is my polish?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by slyfoxpeeps, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told this one was a hen and then she crowed this morning!

    Phyllis
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    And this one is also suppost to be a hen?

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    I have these two (as hens) and a roo in a breeding pen.

    Thanks!
    Sly
     
  2. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, your pictures are not showing up, but I went to your photo bucket site and checked them out.

    I have 4 polish. I hen and 3 roos. I think both of yours are roosters. But I am far from an expert.
     
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Phyllis is a rooster for sure. How old is the second bird? lots of red showing.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    look like two roos to me...
     
  5. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Phyllis deffinitly looks like a roo IMO.
     
  6. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I could have cried yesterday over this, but now I'm better. [​IMG] I think all 3 are roos. I'm going to let them out today.

    sly
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry about that. I know the disappointment of wanting pullets and getting cockerals.
     
  8. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Must have been the year for them. I only had one pullet out of all the polish that I hatched. And she even thinks she is a cockeral. Chest butting, puffing up, pecking little fool. I have to keep reminding her that she is a hen, and needs to learn to act like one.
     
  9. dragon

    dragon Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at the poll [head feathers]
    * the boys will have pointy tips
    * the ladys will have rounded edge feather tips. Compare a male and female together and you will see what I'm saying.

    and then the boy and the larger wattles.

    polish are such fun!
     

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