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Light Sussex chicks- 7 weeks old- pictures- help me sex them!

post #1 of 10
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I have 5 Light Sussex chicks that I am trying to sex.  Will you please help me?  The pictures aren't great, it was a windy day today so the feathers ruffled in the wind, and I had to snap the pictures quickly before the chicks flew off the roof of the coop.

One of them is obviously a cockerel.  However, he is actually the smallest in stature of my chicks:


http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr11/felixsj47/sussex1.jpg


I think that the other 4 are pullets, but I am not sure.  I can't yet tell by the neck feathers, so I am going on the development of the comb and wattles.   Here they are:

#1
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr11/felixsj47/sussex4.jpg

#2
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr11/felixsj47/sussex3.jpg

#3
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr11/felixsj47/sussex2.jpg

#4
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr11/felixsj47/sussex5.jpg

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post #2 of 10

The last one kinda looks like a cockeral but the rest look like pullets 2 mee

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I wanted to mention that some of the gray coloring you see on some of the chick's backs is from when I had to spray Blu-Kote on some of them when they were 2 weeks old.   They were pecking bloody spots on one another and the Blu-Kote stopped it- however that stuff sure takes forever to wear off!

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post #4 of 10

It looks like you have a cockerel and four pullets. smile

post #5 of 10

Yup,looks like a Cockerel and 4 pullets to me smile

Blue Kote really works but you are right sure doesn't wear off very fast .

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Hatching eggs for sale : Standard:Frizzle Cochin /Bantam- Cochins:Mottled,Frizzle White/Buff & Mixed Color Pen.
Chicks for Sale : Standard:Fizzle Cochin B/B,Light Sussex/Coro recessive/Bantam Cochin:Mottled B/BL,White,Buff Frizzle Cochins,Frizzle mixed color pen.
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post #6 of 10

yup, boy and 4 girls

post #7 of 10

First and maybe last Roos the other 3 pullets but can you take some pictures of them relaxed and acting normal ?

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post #8 of 10

thatbloke has no idea.... He only sexes hermaphrodite sussex.lol

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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by HiddenHill Heretic 

thatbloke has no idea.... He only sexes hermaphrodite sussex.lol


yuckyuck

post #10 of 10

H.H.....true, that way I'm always right and not only 50% of the time

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