eggs or crows? speckled sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nickie, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 week old speckled Sussex, my only little guy I can't figure out:
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    Any ideas?
     
  2. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think roo. the comb looks big and red

    Hope you can keep him [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that you'll be buying eggs if you count on him.[​IMG]
     
  4. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's supposed to be a she, but the comb is throwing me. My austrolorp has a huge comb and nice wattles starting, and all the girls have small combs that are only starting to pink up.

    If she is a he is it possible to have 3 roos with 5 hens?
     
  5. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, but I've heard about 6-10 hens per roo. [​IMG]
    Of course, you don't have to rehome your roos, just get more chickens. [​IMG]
     
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  6. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, darn, I might have to get more chickens? That's just going to soooo not break my heart, maybe my wallet, but noty heart. [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Crows.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs. I'm going based solely on body shape. Both of the sexed pullet SS chicks that I bought had their combs and wattles pink at 4 weeks but now that they're 11 weeks, I'm much more confident they look like girls.
     
  9. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Debid, you have speckled Sussex? I ask only because this one is the same shape and size as the other females, but has a larger comb with more color.I didn't know if that was common with the Sussex. That is the only one I have so I can't compare it to another of the same breed.
     
  10. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you need to wait a few weeks, both of my SS's were red early on also, I've attached a photo at 7weeks for comparison, and Gidget was the very first to start laying at 17 weeks 4 days, so it's tough to wait, but to be certain I'd say by 8 or 9 weeks we knew for sure.
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