Do i have pullets or roo's?

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

  1. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My "girls" are 4 weeks old now, and everyone is following the same feathering pattern except my SS so im a little suspicious. I know it's still pretty early, but i thought the experts here may have some sexing tricks [​IMG] Here are the chicks in question:

    Speckled Sussex
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    RIR
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    And my EE
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    And just for comparison, here are all the girls. Notice how scraggly my SS looks compared to the rest of the flock!
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    Any opinions?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled sussex looks like a roo to me. Maybe the RIR as well. They are very young though.... so I'd wait for a few weeks and then post again [​IMG]
     
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come back in 6 weeks and you'll get a pretty accurate answer [​IMG]
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2
     
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Total guess here. Too young for me to tell. But, Sussex looks to be strutting like a little roo and the color of your EE seems roo'ish.
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just too early to get a 100% guess right now.
     
  7. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Arent Sussex chickens slow growers? Probably why she's still downy. That EE looks like an EE I had back in '93. SHE laid mint eggs :eek:)
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im guessing by comb color and legs size

    roo
    pullet
    roo
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SS - rooster (slow feathering and check out those big feet!)
    RIR - pullet (fast feathering and no rooish signs yet)
    EE - pullet (quite sure on this one, EEs can be sexed by color)
     
  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, your EE is a pullet. I do not know anything about the other breeds though.
     

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