4 week old Speckled Sussex look completely different!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LexingChick, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. LexingChick

    LexingChick New Egg

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    Hi, I've got three 4 week old Speckled Sussex chicks that I bought from a reputable hatchery. Two of the three look just like each other, while the third looks quite different. The two who match have a lot more feathers grown in, and have lighter-colored, well-speckled feathers, with some white on the chest and white bars on the underside of their wings. The third has much less feather development, especially on the tail, and the feathers are darker mahogany color, with no sign of the white wing bar and less white on the chest. White feathers are starting to come in on the third one's head, while the first two still don't have any white on their heads. They are supposed to be all pullets, but I hear that Sussex are difficult to sex, and am wondering if the odd chick out might be a rooster. Or is this just a normal variation in their coloring?
     
  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hmm, could I see a pic.? :)
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They can vary a lot color wise. I've had speckled Sussex with almost no white and other with tons of white. We would definitely need a picture to help you.
     

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