Guess the Sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jingles, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. jingles

    jingles Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have a 2 1/2 week old platinum or silver sussex (not sure) - Frankie. I know it is too early to tell, but I thought I'd post a couple of pics to get the bidding started then update every couple of weeks till we get a conclusion. I am leaning to rooster, as he walks quite upright and to me his legs look thick (not that I have any other chicks to compare to. Apologies for the blurry photos - he never stands still :)

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Adorable little fellow! But he/she is to young to sex accurately maybe you could post again when he/she is around 8-10 weeks?
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. jingles

    jingles Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again,

    So we are 2 weeks on and Frankie Jr is looking more & more like a boy to me (pink comb, though not grown, and I can see tiny wattles coming through)! It is no big deal, as we are rural and I think a rooster might be good for the flock. It does mean that next time Prof goes broody I'll have to ensure only girl day olds, but that is a question that can wait until next time :). Anyway, here is the pretty boy, feel free to correct me if you think I am wrong!! The pictures are not amazing, as he is a bit scared of me at the moment - I will start my treat taming mission soon :)

    He was sold to me as a platinum Sussex, but looks a bit dark relative to what I've seen on the Internet - does this seem about right?

    Thanks heaps,

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  10. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, I would say cockerel just by the way he carries himself, head high and long legs... And I do see a pink comb. Too young for a pullet to be showing a pink comb, so I'd say you have a pretty little cockerel. :)
     

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