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Help sex my speckled sussex babies

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Hi y'all!

 

We are new to chickens and have six lovely chicks in our first flock. Four of our babies are speckled sussex--all 7 weeks old. I purchased them at the local feed store, supposedly as pullets but I've got my suspicions we have at least two roos in the bunch. What do you think?

This here is Chunk, our sweetest chick. Hard to tell in this photo but her (?) tail sticks out straight in the back and her comb is small and barely tinged with pink.

 

In contrast this handsome lad (?) is Apollo. His tail is short and cupped and sticks upright. He also struts like a roo and carries himself more upright than the others.

 

The next two chicks I am less certain about their genders...


This one has a short tail like Apollo but his/her comb is not overly pink/red and is not overly developed.

 

This one has the most white on its head (which is a rooster thing in speckled sussex, right?) but has a longer, lower tail than Apollo and the comb is not well developed/red.

 

I welcome your thoughts on what gender breakdown we have. Oh--and when they were tiny fluff balls only Chunk had the dark stripe connected to her neck/back. The other three had an isolated dark spot on the top of their heads and a separate stripe down their backs. Apollo was the lightest in color as a chick; his dot/stripe were almost coppery in color.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

They all look like pullets to me.

post #3 of 3
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All pullets would make me so happy! I love them all but I don't think we could sustain more than one roo...luckily we have friends with a big farm outside of town who have offered to take on any fellas for us.

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