Gender of Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickensgalore11, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Chickensgalore11

    Chickensgalore11 In the Brooder

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    The lavendar sussex chicks are 11 weeks old And to me I feel like they look like roosters but the breeder supposedly sexed them as hens for me.

    Also in a previous post a few sais my austrolorp may be a roo and this is him/her now (last picture)

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Sussex are cockerels
    Australorp is a pullet
    One Orpington is a cockerel, another a pullet.
     
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  3. Chickensgalore11

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    Oh no!! I knew one of my orpingtons is a roo and He's turning into a demon. I really needed just one more hen, looks like ill be messaging the breeder
     
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  4. Chickensgalore11

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    Breeder will not take them back until they are crowing. What age does the growing start?
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Any age. Anywhere from 3wks- several years.
    Less dominant males won't crow until the more dominant male is removed.
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Honestly, Give it a couple of weeks and the guys' saddle feathers will be coming out and it will be obvious, even without a crow, that they're boys. Then you can go to the breeder and say Crow or not, those are boys.
    Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
  7. Chickensgalore11

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    Thanks! She said she will take them back and replace with two more chicks but I'm going to keep one as my roo!
     
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