How to tell if a kid is polled at a young age

HOW TO TELL IF A KID IS POLLED AT A YOUNG AGE

By Bill Burghart

First – the skin test. Find the ‘bump’ and place your thumb firmly down on it and move it around. If the skin slips and moves, this is an indication of polled (the skin on a developing horn bud will not move).

Second – the hairline. As you look directly on at the face of a young polled kid you will notice that the hairline will look like the ‘seam’ on a softball. It will swoop and widen as it rolls towards the forehead from each point where the ‘bumps are’ on the upper skull. (see example photo–softball). This swoop is almost always a smooth and elegant flowing pattern.

 

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Third – the whorls of a developing horn. As you look down on the developing hornbud area, there will be a definite ‘swirl’ pattern to the hair (like the vortex of water draining down a sink). This should help you as you determine your kids’ horn status.