Any guesses on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by A roo or two, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These Speckled Sussex are approximately 7.5-8 weeks old now. I already have in mind what sexes they are but wanted to see what everyone else thinks.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks #4 and #5 are looks like cockerels to me, but I think that the others are probably pullets. However, all of them are showing a large amount of comb and wattle for the age, so you may actually have more cockerels than that.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Boy they all do have a lot of comb and wattle for that age, would vote possible boy on 2,4,5, no vote on 3,6 and possible girl on 1.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    #1 and #6 are your best chances at pullets. The others look like cockerels.
     
  5. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK if describing them will make a difference or not but just what I have seen in their development in the last 5 weeks. Guess I should have provided this along with the original post. They were bought as straight run.

    1, 2, and 3 have the same body shape, same upside down V shaped tail. When I brought them home at 3 weeks they already had their tail feathers, and their backs/chests were fully feathered feathered, only under the wings and heads had chick fluff.

    4 and 5 feathered slower than those three but faster than #6. These 2 are built the same with more of a "puff" for a tail that has a slight curve downward of the feathers. When they came home at 3 weeks they had no tails, fluffy backs with a skinny line of feathers starting to emerge, chick fluff heads and their chests were almost fully feathered.

    Then #6, well this bird is just pitiful IMO. It still doesn't have a tail, has bare wing bows and chick fluff on its back still. At 3 weeks it looked the most chick-like with fully feathered wings and some sparse feathering on its chest mixed with huge patches of chick fluff.

    I guess if they are all roos or mostly roos we start over again next spring. We're gonna be eating a lot of chicken :/
     
  6. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any guesses?
     
  7. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Post more pictures in a couple weeks :)
     
  8. RichieChickies

    RichieChickies Just Hatched

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    Well i think for sure one is a pullet, perhaps three and five as well. I think two is male and six also. Four, no idea. Very pretty all though! [​IMG]
     
  9. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Looking more closely at the pictures, I have a question...

    How much space are they kept in during the day and at night? How long are they confined?
     
  10. Anuthatch

    Anuthatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure curious. The more I look at them the more I don't know what to think. I'd guess 1,3 pullets. And my experience is my 4 who are approaching 19 weeks. [​IMG] I hope you'll post more in a few weeks so we can see!
     

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