anybody familiar with Lt. Sussex???? Want a different answer (lol).

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bustermommy, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Lt. Sussex who is giving me a scare about his? gender. I got these two chickens two months ago and, at that time, I was told they were about 4 weeks old, which would make them 3 months old now. Pics are as good as I could get; they were NOT cooperating. Really appreciate your opinions.




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  2. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet to me. I don't think I see hackle feathers. Beautiful birds!
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Anybody else? They're supposed to a pair. sigh. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If I wanted two pullets, then one or both would be a boy. [​IMG]
     
  4. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That comb looks awfully red for just 3 months, and something about the face says "roo" to me... but I'm not familiar with the sussex breed, though. Maybe sussex pullets develop early?
     
  5. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm hoping that one's a boy. He was supposed to be. Although he has feathers on his legs (just little stubs), so he has bad genes. He just doesn't seem to be getting a roo tail and these are my first chickens so I'm worried because I just don't know.

    I thought he should have a bigger comb/wattles by this time if he's a boy and have a tail different from the girl.
     
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  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dig in the feathers on either side of his tail - he might have saddle feathers poking through by now. In terms of rooster tails, those sometimes take awhile to become apparent... especially in heavier breeds [​IMG]
     
  7. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He does have some kind of "feathery" feathers that are almost silkyish coming in. They don't seem like the saddle feathers I've seen in the pics from here though. Or like the ones on my evil roo who went to freezer camp.
     
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  8. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those might be it! They should be noticeably thinner than the surrounding feathers.
     
  9. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be totally screwed then, because the other one has some of those too. That's kind of what got me worried is that they are just soooo alike, except for a little bit bigger comb and wattles.
     
  10. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody else want to pitch in?
     

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