2 speckled sussex hen or roo, they are 14 wks old*pic heavy*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WKYChick, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pretty speckled sussex were sold to us as girls but now I am not too sure, I have been watching both of them develop but I am not good at telling just yet, still learning:) Thank you all for your help! I tried to get the best pic of them but they are always darting and never stand or sit still long enough for a photo shoot [​IMG]

    Sussex #1 Indy
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    Sussex #2 Nine
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    They are very hard to tell apart, they are almost identical, I guess what is confusing me is the way their tails are developing and how much green is in their tail feathers, I am not familiar with sussex but have loved them and their personalities, I will be very sad if they are both males, we can't keep too many roos, we have a banty roo and he is just right for the yard
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They both look like pullets to me.
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are looking like girls, however the tails are rooish. [​IMG]
     
  4. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zaxby's2 :

    Both are looking like girls, however the tails are rooish. [​IMG]

    Oh I know! that is what got me to worrying over them, they look half-n-half, front half pullet backside rooish [​IMG]

    We do have a bantam rooster and my DH was looking at them and started asking me if we got 2 roosters by mistake so I told him that BYC is the best place to ask and confirm our doubts and suspicions [​IMG]

    thank you for all your input!​
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My EE has a roo-ish looking tail -- but she's been laying eggs.
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  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Here's a pic of one of my Speckled Sussex Roos at about 14-16 weeks old!!

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  8. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lothiriel: what a pretty EE and she does look like she has a roo-ish tail

    JenEric Farms: thank you so much for the photo after comparing him to ours then I am satisfied they are pullets:) thank you for finding such a good photo to compare to, you are right there combs and wattles are not bright red and developed and the tail feathers are different, I have never had this breed before and was worried they may develop slower

    Thank you guys you are the best!
     
  9. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for sharing, he is very handsome and I am so glad I can see the big big differences now, no more worrying that they are going to crow on us!

    Just love the speckles!
     
  10. ferniebubba64

    ferniebubba64 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are definetly Hens
     

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