4 week old Light Sussex back feathers v no back feathers...Hens or Roos ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheChickenKing, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. TheChickenKing

    TheChickenKing New Egg

    Jun 7, 2013
    Perth WA
    Hi I have 5 Light Sussex chicks I have noticed that two of the five have spiky back feathers and are slightly more dominant and the other three are smaller and have no back feathers yet only fuzzy hair.

    You can see the difference in the photo's[​IMG]


    Is this an indication of gender?
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    Sometimes males are slower to mature, so it's a possibility.

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