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He or she??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ninajones77, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. ninajones77

    ninajones77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm new to chicken keeping. I have a beautiful 8 week old brown Sussex . I hatched her myself and love her to pieces but I am now fearing she is a he[​IMG] Comb only just started to come through. I'm praying it's a pulley . Any thoughts?[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    For now it appears to be a pullet.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure about the age? An 8 week old chick should be completely feathered in. Your's still has down on the head.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine will still have down on the head at eight weeks.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    You might be keeping your chicks too warm, if that's the case. I've yet to have a 6 week old that wasn't completely feathered...
     
  6. ninajones77

    ninajones77 Out Of The Brooder

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    The photo was last week here's a more recent one. They are Defiantly 8 weeks old now. [​IMG]
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    That looks more rooster.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't brood until it's warmer here, late May to Mid June, so they are eight weeks during the heat of summer, so that's probably why, good to know.

    Edited to add I'm not brooding much as far as adding extra heat, mostly the first two weeks and at night.
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    We don't have brown Sussex here in the US, but from the images I've found online the males and females have different color patterns. The males are black breasted red coloration. Given the amount of black feathering I can see I would say cockerel.
     

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