6 week old Speckled Sussex sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tulips08, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Tulips08

    Tulips08 Chirping

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    Any insight on my 6 week-old SS? Breeder vent-sexed as pullet... at 6 weeks old still no tail feathers, but getting some pink wattles. Maybe too soon to tell? I'm hoping she is still a she!

    If it's too soon I'll check back in a couple of weeks with updated pictures.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I cannot tell for sure. Can you get a profile photo of it standing up showing legs and posture?

    With those wattles and the color of the comb and wattles and basic body conformation I get a feeling of male, but don't do anything dramatic yet. I think there is still some hope, but maybe 75-25 male.
     
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  3. Tulips08

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    Best shot I could get for now. They're going outside for good today (we've had a coop delay) so I'm hoping I can get a better shot after they're outdoors.
     
  4. cstephens1987

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    I agree. Leaning towards cockerel, but not certain. The wing coloring to me indicates possible cockerel as does the comb/wattle coloring at this age but it may be too early in this one
     
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  5. Ridgerunner

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    Sorry but with that posture and legs I'm leaning even more to male. Still, I'd give it another week or two.
     
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  6. Tulips08

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    One more shot just for fun. 31C8C377-6374-4F50-985B-8BC98093FD90.jpeg

    So since I was sold this from a breeder who sexed it as a pullet and I can’t have roosters, my best bet would be to contact the breeder about either a return or bird swap... right? I won’t do anything for another week or two... I’m just new to chickens still so I’m trying to prepare my next steps. (And I may actually have another boy... an EE, but I’m going to create a separate post for that).

    Thanks again!
     
  7. I think there is still a chance it might be a pullet. Speckled Sussex sometimes get pink combs early.
     
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  8. Tulips08

    Tulips08 Chirping

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    Thanks! I'm not doing anything drastic yet... It's the wattles, feather coloring, and lack of tail that are more "concerning" to me than the color of the comb. If it's a boy, it has to leave unfortunately. Time will tell! I'll update again in a week or two and see if it's any more obvious then.
     
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