Are both my Light Sussex pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by karis, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. karis

    karis Out Of The Brooder

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    We got these Light Sussex to join our existing flock but I'm now worried that one is a cockerel?? Can anyone help?? :(
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old are your birds? They're both looking female to me at this point.
     
  3. karis

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    There 15 weeks, thank you that is good news :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    On the darker one, I do see those tail feathers that could be concerning, but at 15 weeks I'm thinking pullets. Sussex roosters aren't usually slow to mature like say cochins or some Orpingtons, plus the legs are nice and thin, no comb or wattles, etc.
     
  5. karis

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    Yes that was my concern the tail and neck feathers, but I was the same with the waddle ect the lighter one is heavier than the darker one and iv not heard any cockadoodledoo ing but iv only had them a day and a half
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  6. gander007

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    I see a pair of nice looking ladies [​IMG]
     
  7. karis

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    That's brill, thank you [​IMG]
     

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