Help, is my 4.5 week old speckled sussex hen a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickldymachias, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are 3 photo's of my sweet Esther, the comb is in red and waddle coming in red. What do you think? Its my only speckled sussex I have.

    thanks for help!

    Marianne

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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a cockerel, that's a big comb and it's turning red, and his wattles are developing more.


    And Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you buy a sexed pullet?

    I remember my speckled Sussex getting her comb and starting her waddles very early. She was pretty pink early too. I would have to find the pics, but she ended up being a she. I do remember after keeping up with the boys for a while her comb stopped growing as fast and stayed punk, where as the boys kept getting redder and larger.
     
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  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, yeah, looking mighty masculine. My SS girl was early to pink and develop wattles but she was still nowhere near that little guy.
     
  5. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] She was about 4 or 5 weeks old here.
     
  6. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! Her comb is big, but notice how her wattles aren't as developed as the guy up at the top of the thread.
     
  7. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right, but... The pics make it hard to see that ahe does have wattles and they are pink.

    Lol, I even have some of her babies out back I'm trying to figure out if they are boys or girls, and they are mutts.
     
  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard to determine if a mutt is male or female (in my view), I just hoped the accident one was a female.. [​IMG]

     
  9. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    I did buy a sexed pullet, but mistakes are made right, too bad!
     
  10. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the help and welcome! Is it a general rule that darker red of comb and wattle and larger is male? Does it have to be both red and large of both for a rooster or just red or just large?
     

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