are Speckled Sussex sex-linked?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken5555, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello. Are Specked Sussex chicks sex linked? If so, how are the boys different from the girls? I'm asking because I ordered 5 pullets and one looks different from the others - not hugely different, but enough to notice. The one is a bit darker than the other four. Thank you in advance for your advice!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    No, they aren't sex-linked.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone :)
  6. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so Speckled Sussex are not sexlinked. Thank you all for clarifying that for me. :)

    Can you all tell me why one chick from the batch is a little darker and smaller. Four of the five look like the first picture. The second picture shows the fifth chick. Could this one be a few days younger? a slow developer? Any thoughts? Thanks!


  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I'd say your on the right track. Most likely a slow developer and/or slightly younger. Keep track of it if you can as it grows up and see weather or not its a different sex than its siblings.
  8. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I sure will. It will be interesting to see what this one turns out to be.

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