4 week old Speckled Sussex...hen or roo.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maychick111, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. maychick111

    maychick111 New Egg

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    I know it's early. This was given to me as a pullet. Wanting to know what you think. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It is a bit too young to tell. Roosters will feather out with darker feathers on the neck and back than pullets, but it's too soon to tell. 8-12 weeks is usually when you can tell.
     
  3. AZchickens1704

    AZchickens1704 New Egg

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    It is still too early to tell. Wait 2-4 more weeks. by then it should be obvious. Roosters sprout sickle-shaped feathers on the back of their tails. They also start to (pathetically at first) make an attempt to crow. I wish I could give you an exact answer, but I can't tell yet. Sorry:(
     
  4. Cogburn85

    Cogburn85 Just Hatched

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    Your speckled Sussex looks pretty similar to mine and I was told she was a pullet.. I just posted the pictures today.. Maybe that's a good sign;)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    too early
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Mine made identification easy, even at about the same age as yours.....he was rounder, darker, and look at that comb! Cockerel on the left, pullet on the right.

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    And at 9 months old....again, he's on the left, she's on the right. Um, he's kinda blurry because that pesky fly was just begging to be snapped up!

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too young to be sure.If "it" is a cockerel, though, that will become more obvious in the next few weeks.
     
  8. maychick111

    maychick111 New Egg

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    Thanks for the responses so far. Figured I'd update until we know for sure so others can follow along if they have SS.

    6 weeks old. I love this chicken. She's amazingly sweet. Climbs right up on me and sets down for a snuggle and nap. I hope she's a pullet!

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  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    She looks like a pullet to me.
     
  10. maychick111

    maychick111 New Egg

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    Yay!
     
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