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Is this speckled sussex a cockerel?

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Hatched on 10/21

 

 

 

 


Edited by sma200 - 12/21/15 at 1:38pm
post #2 of 8

You don't give the age, but it looks to be a young cockerel.

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Sorry about that, I edited the post to include the age (hatch 10/21) :)


Edited by sma200 - 12/21/15 at 1:39pm
post #4 of 8

With that red comb already, it's a cockerel. Pullets don't start to pink up in the combs until they are getting close to laying eggs. 

post #5 of 8
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OH yes!!  :)  That is what I initially was going by also, but then I read that speckled sussex tend to get very large combs very early on making it difficult to distinguish gender.  I don't have another SS to compare it to.  I started ignoring comb and started watching tail feathers.  The temperament is nothing like a cockerel, but it's those tail feathers that have me wondering :)

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Cockerel

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cockerel

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Cockerel.

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