5 weeks old Speckled Sussex: Male or female? Or too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Malty, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Malty

    Malty New Egg

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    Hi, I recently bought a Speckled Sussex chick and am wondering if it is too early to tell whether it will be a hen or a rooster. I am very new to having chickens so really not sure what you have to look for to tell the difference.

    Cheers,
    James

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I think to soon to tell
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm sorry to say that it's not looking favourable in the girl vote. The comb is quite large and pink for a chick that is 5 weeks old. Maybe it is the angle or the contrast.
     
  4. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    No it does look kinda boyish, but you can never tell for sure at that age, post again in 2-4 weeks.
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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Definitely NOT for sure :)

    Some girls mature faster than others. I hope that's the case here! :fl
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would actually say girl at this point. In my experiance, I've seen alot of SS around this age who have these huge pink combs that make you want to scream roo....and then they turn out to be hens! I thing SS are pretty early maturing, so, for now, I vote girl.
     
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  8. Malty

    Malty New Egg

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    Ok so it's a few weeks later and I'm still not 100% sure. It looks kinda boyish to me but I have never had chooks so it is just pure speculation. This is a photo of him/her now:

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    So what do you think?

    Cheers
    James
     
  9. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about 12 weeks? If so I'm saying a pullet. My SS was all boy by that age although they do mature differently. Here is mine about 12 weeks. Look at his saddle feathers. [​IMG]
     
  10. Malty

    Malty New Egg

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    yes it is about 10-12 weeks old i think
     

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