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Gender?? 12 weeks BUFF Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HarrisonCreek, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. HarrisonCreek

    HarrisonCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really worried that out of 24 eggs, and 9 surviving chicks (first time hatch), that we might only have 3 hens. Only one Buff Sussex made it, and these are our first chickens, so really hard to compare. My daughter VERY fond of "Rachel". Very small compared to all but the Welsummer. Very out-going.

    Here are photos. S/he is 12 week sold. Pullet or Roo?
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    Little Red Hen(?) and Our Big Boy.
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    I'm concerned about those curly tail feathers (should I be?)
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but "Rachel" does look like a cockerel.
     
  4. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel, sorry.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes, cockerel. At least he's grown out very well.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. You need to change Rachel's name to Richard. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  9. HarrisonCreek

    HarrisonCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Soooo sad, but I guess I knew it. Good to have the confirmation from those in the know. Now I have to explain to my daughter. Or just wait until Richard starts crowing. Maybe we'll re-home the Big Boy(s) to make room. The light sussexes are getting soooo big!
     

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