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3 week old Speckled Sussex gender? UPDATE: 7 week old pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fruit Juice, May 24, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics.
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    [​IMG] You can't see the iredescence in artificial light, so I'll try to get some outside if it is warm today.
     
  2. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's comb at 7 weeks is still a pinkish orangish yellow. No red. The wattles aren't as long as my wyandotte pullet's, but they are longer than my sex-link's they are sort of a patchy pink. White, with pink dots.
     
  3. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of him outside.
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  4. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fruit Juice: Your bird looks like a girl to me. I have have a bunch of Speckled Sussex chicks about a week younger than yours. So far I can make out one male. His comb started to grow and turned pink at around 5 weeks. He also has a lot of white on his chest and even in his still very stubby tail. He feathered in very slowly and still has no tail to speak of.
     
  5. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, wonderful! I thought FOR SURE that it was a rooster becaouse of how he carries his tail! You just made my day! [​IMG]
     
  6. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    I would go with your original plan, assume it's a girl unless it starts crowing. [​IMG] Some girls can have combs that are larger than other girls.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I say pullet, too.
     
  8. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looks like a girl to me too. [​IMG]
     
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Pullet
     

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