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5 week old Speckled Sussex Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by naught, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. naught

    naught Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a roo!
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    rooster
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to tell. Over the next several weeks, either the comb/wattles will redden and grow or they won't. Having a visible comb does not equal rooster.
     
  5. naught

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    Yah both of my SS combs aren't getting pink at all. Here's hoping!
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    First glance looks like roo to me.
     
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  7. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd also say rooster...
     
  8. WestminsterHens

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    I am not sure, it may be a hen, is it trying to crow?
     
  9. ldelahanty

    ldelahanty Out Of The Brooder

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    can you please give me an update? I have one that has a big comb, but it is yellow. I am hoping...let me know what you think....Please I bought them
    all as Pullets. This one has got an out-of-control comb, but feathering, foot size, and pelvic tip test all say hen. I am so worried.

    these are the chicks at 6 weeks...the SS in the center is the suspected rooster.
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    This is a picture of the the chick at 5 weeks

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  10. naught

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    This one turned out to be a Roo :( I have two that looked the same til about 12 weeks then this ones comb kept going and the others stopped. He is 4 months now and the green Rooster feathers have all come in.....but no crowing yet. Hope this helps.
     
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