11 wk old Speckled Sussex - guess the gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jewelwing, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Jewelwing

    Jewelwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Speckled Sussex, both 11 weeks old, with very different tail growth. I'm still hoping they're both girls! I'm thinking I probably won't know until they either lay eggs or crow, but I'm curious what the guesses are at this stage.

    Here is the first, with just a tiny little tail:

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    And here is the second, with a longer tail:

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  2. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be # 1 pullet
    # 2 pullet
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that they are all pullets, the first pullet is just a bit rumpless but her tail feathers should grow back.
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    1st I reckon is a pullet but while the second looks very pullet-ish, the slightly plainer feathers seem more of a young male type. The neck, up higher, has a bunch of quite pointy feathers starting to emerge which may be male. Not sure.

    Best wishes.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess the opposite...1st roo, 2nd pullet if you go by the body type and coloring for SS males and females. However, the comb doesn't look very developed on #1 so it could be a hen, but it does have very thick legs which would indicate a male too.

    There is a good sexing Speckled Sussex thread here with lots of photos that helped me when I was trying to guess.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ckled-sussex-gender-update-7-week-old-pics/20

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  6. Jewelwing

    Jewelwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. Thanks for the link. I think what I take from that thread is you can't really tell until they either lay an egg or start crowing!
     
  7. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    i am not sure but both look like pullets to me.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both birds look like pullets to me. The combs are pretty small, and I don't see any pointy feathers yet. However, keep an eye on #2, as it has a slightly larger comb and the coloration looks a little more roosterish to me.
     
  9. Jewelwing

    Jewelwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I'd give an update. No one's started laying or crowing, but they are 16 weeks old now. I think they're both pullets.

    Here's the first one (well, actually both of them, but the one in front in focus is the first one I posted above):

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    And here's the second one:

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  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree they all look like pullets at this age, most cockerels should have bigger and redder combs by now. :)
     

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