Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics

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Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics
« on: July 14, 2009, 20:21 »
Hello
I have a lovely polish chick - well he/she is about 12 weeks old now.  I was convinced it was a he due to the fact he is quite bold.  But I'm not quite sure.  I know they are notoriously difficult to sex and they mature late but has anyone noticed anything that may help me.  Like should there be signs of wattles etc?
Thanks
Ness
PS note to self - must becareful what I search for in google ie polish chicks  :ohmy: :blush:
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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 20:51 »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:sorry thats funny
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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 21:16 »
Know about the googling - I made the same mistake  :ohmy: Take a picture of he/shes head for us and that will help. Does "he" have a spikey updo or does "she" have a fluffy bonnet. Might be able to tell, but have only worked my two out at 14 weeks and only had that "confirmed" this week at over 4 months when Blackie crowed and then ermmmm *mounted* Pudd!

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 07:59 »
Ha Ha ;) I was going to say, perhaps you should learn to speak Polish! :lol:

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 10:50 »
OK this does sound like something equally dodgy  ??? but does she have a beard at all?  I have found bearded ones harder to sex than non-bearded as these have much more prominant wattles and they start getting 'red bits' much earlier than the beardies.

If he/she is bearded pull the beard back and see if there are any wee red wattles... mine are the same age as yours and the boys do have red bits (as it were)

I have a couple of gold laced frizzle polands (beautiful) - its been obvious for a long time that Sweetie is a girl but I was convinced the other one was a boy but I had a good look yesterday and there are no red wattles at all... their brothers the chamois frizzles have got little red wattles... blimmin Polands!

It'd be good to see a close up pic of your chick. ::)
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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 12:42 »
I was trying to work out (I can never remember which is which) if I have house martins or swallows. I typed into google's image search "swallow"
OMG :ohmy:
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If I get the wrong end of the stick its because I have speed read. Honest.

Blar blar blar blar snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 12:46 »
I was trying to work out (I can never remember which is which) if I have house martins or swallows. I typed into google's image search "swallow"
OMG :ohmy:

here you are Ruff, some of our swallows have just fledged! :)


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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 12:51 »
I have (well they where in the barn this morning) 9 of those watching me. Plus the parents flying in and out.

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Foxy

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 12:57 »
Do the parents dive bomb you?? when this lot were about to fledge, they would shriek and dive bomb us, the poor cats...chickens... :D :D

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 13:06 »
No not yet.   :ohmy:  I have really smallies in the coup (its a shed)that are just starting to screech for food though.

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 21:06 »
I was trying to work out (I can never remember which is which) if I have house martins or swallows. I typed into google's image search "swallow"
OMG :ohmy:
:D :D :D :nowink:

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2009, 21:09 »
Another pic
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Vember

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009, 21:45 »
That be a female :D My Polish girly is 35 wks old today and laid her first egg :D

I'll try and find the pics to show you the difference :)


Sarah :)

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Vember

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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2009, 21:51 »
Here we go

Boy




Girl




Sarah :)


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Re: Any tips on sexing polish chicks? Now with pics
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2009, 22:09 »
So the boys are spikier and the girls are fluffy heads?   Awwww

anyone know how to sex Appenzellars?????    :D



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