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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nickie, Jul 12, 2011.
5 week old speckled Sussex, my only little guy I can't figure out:
i think roo. the comb looks big and red
Hope you can keep him
I think that you'll be buying eggs if you count on him.
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?
Quote:Sorry, but I've heard about 6-10 hens per roo.
Of course, you don't have to rehome your roos, just get more chickens.
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.
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.
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.
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.