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5~6 week old RIR & Sussex - Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by berysa, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. berysa

    berysa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! Wondering if I could get some help with sexing my babies <3 They're about 5~6 weeks old, all the same age. I think the RIR might be a cockerel, has really long tail feathers, but with my Sussex ones I have no idea. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :) Hoping they're all pullets though, because I'd have to sell them if they did turn out to be cockerels :(


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    That's the Light Sussex. The crown isn't very noticeable, just really slight. This one grew out all of its feathers faster than the others.


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    Baby number two, Speckled Sussex. This one has a really red and noticeable crown and is also growing those things under its chin (forget what they're called), which is also quite red.


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    My third baby (RIR) <3 Body-wise, much smaller compared to the other ones, but has really long and pointy tail feathers. The natural eye liner is soo pretty! <3

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    So they're all my babies, any help would be awesome, thanks guys!
     
  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    #1: hard to tell, but looks like a pullet

    #2: cockeral

    #3: Probably roo, but need a better pic
     
  3. marritimer

    marritimer Out Of The Brooder

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    my opinion: your light sussex is a hen, speckled is a rooster, RIR is a rooster. Let me know how I did!
     
  4. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sussex is a hen, speckled Sussex is a roo, and not a 100% sure one the RIR but I'm guessing roo.
     
  5. berysa

    berysa Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a better pic of my RIR...~ Looks like a cockerel to me :(
     
  6. Light sussex hen
    Speckled sussex roo
    RIR roo
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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