Brand new too chickens. Pullet or cockerel????

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by epowers80, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. epowers80

    epowers80 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! We chose our first three chicks about 8 weeks ago and are a little concerned our sweet speckled Sussex Melba might be a rooster. I have looked thru numerous pics and threads and am as confused as ever. Any thoughts from those more experienced would be much appreciated
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I think you are right about Melba's gender.
     
  3. Cage10

    Cage10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree
     
  4. epowers80

    epowers80 New Egg

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    Here are a couple more pics[​IMG]

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard.

    I also think that your suspicions are correct.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    me too - sorry
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



    I would put her in with the other roo's as she will crow and never produce an egg [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenslave2

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I'm sorry to say it, but that's definately a rooster. Young roosters combs grow much quicker than pullets do.
     
  10. epowers80

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    Thanks everyone!!! Looks like we will need to rehome my favorite chicken. The hatchery we got her from helps with that which is comforting. They suggested we wait another 4-6 weeks just to be sure before we bring Melba/ Melvin back. I'm hoping I'll be surprised and my golden laced Wyandotte and buff orpington won't need to see their companion leave!!
     

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