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light Sussex cockerel

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post
 

 

You know what, I missed that. With the leg color, that is a Sussex. Just as well, they're both beautiful breeds.

 

As for your question, Farmgirl, there are a few different techniques to sexing, and a couple of characteristics to look out for. These include stance, feet, voice, comb/wattle, personality, and feathers.

 

Cockerels will often stand tall, stretched up, and hold their tails in the air, rather than the horizontal stance of pullets.

Cockerels often have significantly larger feet than pullets.

Cockerels will have a raspier, deeper voice than pullets.

Cockerels will have a large, red comb and wattle, and it will grow faster and darker than pullets.

Cockerels will often be more bold and unafraid than pullets.

Cockerels will, starting around 12-14 weeks, begin to grow sharp, long saddle feathers, very distinctive from those of pullets.


X2 on the above post. I missed the leg color as well. Good eye, junebuggena. :o)

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