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Is my speckled sussex a hen or rooster?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
This is our first time ever getting a speckled sussex and we are having a hard determining if 'it' is a hen or a rooster. Either way, we will keep the chicken (its very sweet) a
s we dont have any roosters yet and we wanted to get one this year. Please help...our chicks are 10 1/2 weeks old. This chicken is much taller, has longer feathers and comb and waddle are much more pronounced than the others.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Amanda


post #2 of 7
Speckled sussex are hard to tell because both male and female have large waddles and combs. Can you get a pic of it standing? The stance of the bird tells a lot.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Here it is stan
ding up....
post #4 of 7
My guess is hen. By the way, welcome-byc.gif Welcome to BYC! Join us sometime on the sussex thread.big_smile.png
post #5 of 7
By the way, I showed hubby the pics, and he said definitely rooster.....hu.gif.
post #6 of 7
My SS rooster held his tail higher than the pullets/hens. Your SS has its tail feathers down. That is why I vote pullet! Please keep me posted, (so I can tell hubby who is right). big_smile.png
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I will definitely keep you posted! Whatever he/she is...it is a very sweet chicken.
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