Does this look like a roo to you?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LauraP, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. LauraP

    LauraP Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone [​IMG]

    I have a chick that we are worried about. I think it might be a rooster, but I hope not. It is a Speckled Sussex, about 6 weeks old. I know it's too early to tell for sure, but I've never had a Sussex before, and have no others to compare this one to, so I was hoping that more experienced chicken parents might have some good guesses. The following pics were taken today.

    Thanks!!
    Laura

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    The chick in question is on the right in this photo, standing beside his/her stepsister.

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    And here he or she is from the side. (Nice looking bird, huh?)
     
  2. Mozelly

    Mozelly Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a roo. Combs looks like it's sproutin' up and really red.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yup, also the legs are pretty thick. I have two SS hens.
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    most definately!
     
  5. itsmyobsession

    itsmyobsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 Speckles and to me that looks like a Roo....... I have 2 pullets about that size and neither of them has any comb growing yet at all........enjoy him, I have a Speckled Sussex Roo and he is majectic and beautiful.
     
  6. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go roo, although I have never had a ss roo, only hens.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:absolutely
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most definitely a roo.
     
  9. Drk_Wlf

    Drk_Wlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup a roo a very cute roo [​IMG]
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Congratulations, it's a boy!
     

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