Another Speckled Sussex mystery

AntiqueB

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I have an 11 week old Speckled Sussex, bought as a female chick. I've looked at every picture of them, I think, and still can't tell pullet from cockerel. What do you think? The curving tail feathers particularly concern me. . .
Any help is appreciated! I can't have roos, so I'd like to have some time to find a new home before the crowing starts!
 

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TheOddOneOut

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I have an 11 week old Speckled Sussex, bought as a female chick. I've looked at every picture of them, I think, and still can't tell pullet from cockerel. What do you think? The curving tail feathers particularly concern me. . .
Any help is appreciated! I can't have roos, so I'd like to have some time to find a new home before the crowing starts!
BOY!
 

Gray Farms

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Cockerel. An eleven week old pullet would not have that much comb and wattle development.

Tail feathers in young birds is not an accurate indication of sex. Its very common for pullets to grow "male" type sickle feathers and molt them out.
 

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