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What color/sex is this Polish bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mama24, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's body is mostly white, with red and black neck, head, wings and tail. Is it some kind of mix? Girl or boy? Thanks!

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  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a boy to me. How old is it? [​IMG]
     
  3. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think about 8 weeks. Might be off by a week or 2, I'm bad at keeping track! I got him in April.

    Darn! I was hoping I was wrong and he was a girl, but I've known he was a boy since the start. He just has that roo attitude. lol. He is my smallest bantam, though, and not really a favorite. I wonder if anyone will want him? I have too many cockerels!
     
  4. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullet it doesnt have any redness showing yet and the feathers and crest look rounded. Better pics would help.
     
  5. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crest is very round and swept back. Straight up in the front then swept back. No red at all yet in the almost nonexistent comb. The comb is still just 2 little triangular flaps you have to dig for to find. I have a sultan pullet the same age though and her pouf is so big she can't see anymore! So I thought maybe that meant boy, but this chick is the slowest to grow and feather out out of all I've ever had. So maybe it is a she and just slow to develop. I'll try to get better pics later. Thanks!
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some better pictures. Looking at the pics, I'm noticing more. I guess those legs are pretty skinny for a roo aren't they? So why is there such a huge developmental difference between this one, my sultan, and my silkies? THey are all the same age. Do Polish tend to grow more slowly?

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    Here's a trip down memory lane. Here were these 2 when they were a few days old! ROFL! Still inseparable, and the Polish still has that weird stance! ROFL!
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  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I say pullet on the polish
     
  8. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! So any idea on what the heck they were trying to breed for color? B/c she just looks like a mishmash to me. [​IMG] But she's a good pet, fun to look at. And if she's a layer, not a crower, we can keep her! [​IMG]
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she would a tolbunt polish? (spelling)
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is a HE I would love to have him! I'm in Fayetteville NC [​IMG]
     

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