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Last confirmation needed today for gender. 20 weeks old Speckled Sussex

post #1 of 8
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She crowed twice around 12 weeks, I posted pics then and everyone said "rooster". 

 

She never crowed again and here she/he is now. Tomorrow is our last day to bring her back of she's a he. 

 

What do you experts say? 

post #2 of 8

Looks like a hen to me. When it crowed, was it upset? I had a hen crow when she was upset about a new chicken being introduced.


Edited by Hholly - 12/29/15 at 6:37am
post #3 of 8
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Looks like a hen to me. When it crowed, was it upset? I had a hen crow when she was upset about a new chicken being introduced.

 

She crowed when we moved her from brooder to the main coop with the other hens. So sounds like it could be.

post #4 of 8
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she does have a lot of green on her back, but no apparent saddle feathers, no pointy neck feathers, the comb still small and light pink

post #5 of 8
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Anyone else?

post #6 of 8

I'd be willing to be she's a she! 

 

 

Speckles and Freckles at about 5 weeks or so.  (Granddaughter named them - Teehee!)  Even at this age the differences were easy to see.  Speckles was a cockerel, Freckles a pullet.

 

Same positions - Speckles left, who spotted a fly, Freckles right.  I think they were about 5 - 6 months old here.  Of all the chickens I have, they were the easiest to tell apart, even early on.  Freckles carried a lot of green in her wings and near her tail.

post #7 of 8

Looks like a bona fide girl to me

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Thank you!

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