Gender... Rooster of Hen, that is the question??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chook Newby, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Chook Newby

    Chook Newby Chirping

    Mar 1, 2016
    Wagga Wagga
    Good morning!

    I have 4 Light Sussex hens. They are around 5 months old and am concerned that one of them may be a Rooster. After reading lots of posts and looking at photos I'm even more suspicious that Harriet may be a Harry. Im just going off the black feathers around her neck. This chooky has much darker and longer black lace than the other 3. Although her comb isnt very big yet.

    Tell me what you think?


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Looks like a pullet to me - hope so.,
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    At five months the comb and wattles would be huge, that's a very nice looking pullet.
  4. Chook Newby

    Chook Newby Chirping

    Mar 1, 2016
    Wagga Wagga
    Thank you both so much for your replies. You have given me hope that she is in fact a girl:) I would hate to have to give Harriet up if she is a Rooster (I live in the suburbs) She's quite a sweet little bird [​IMG]

    For 'oldhenlikesdogs', I couldnt agree more that chickens and dogs are healing to the soul!
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