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16 weeks Speckled Sussex gender??

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This is my first time raising chickens and I'm still a little baffled by my speckled Sussex, 16 weeks yesterday. The light comb and fact that she's smaller than some of my others the same age has me thinking hen. But those saddle feathers seem roo. What do you think?

Edited by mscarolynscoop - 7/21/15 at 2:30pm
Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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post #2 of 8
Looks like a hen to me! Those saddle feathers are nice and rounded and her comb is a light pink. smile.png
I am down to two chickens now, a BR named Roxy and a Polish named Pom-Pom.

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I am down to two chickens now, a BR named Roxy and a Polish named Pom-Pom.

R.I.P. Peeps (Porcelian D'Uccle) 4/3/15 - 7/25/16
R.I.P. Ruby (RIR) 4/3/15 - 10/3/16
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by mbphotos09 View Post

Looks like a hen to me! Those saddle feathers are nice and rounded and her comb is a light pink. smile.png

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Each person has their own famous quote ........ and mine is " You mess with my chickens, you mess with me."

Proud breeder of Silkies, Ameraucanas, New Hampshire Reds, Blue and Splash English Orpingtons, Frizzles, White Leghorns, Dominickers, Buff Orpingtons, Blue laced Red Wyandottes ....... and I'll be happy with anything else.
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post #4 of 8

Hen.

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Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

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Her early leaf's a flower

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
So happy to hear that! I have 11 chickens and she was my only suspected roo (and my friend took 4 who are also all girls). That's some impressive day old sexing from Meyers hatchery!
Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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post #6 of 8
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Just following to confirm that you were all correct, she was indeed a she!  Here is Dottie now modeling a sweater my neighbor knit for her (she was not to happy about it!)

Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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Lavender Orpington, Splash Orpington, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, White Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, & 2 Easter Eggers
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post #7 of 8

Glad she was a she!! She doesn't look happy in that sweater hahaha

post #8 of 8

what a nice hen,  think  she was hoping for  mink instead.

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