Help!! is this a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nikki993, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. nikki993

    nikki993 New Egg

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    We brought this Red Sussex around 4 months ago and from what we can remember it was around 3 months old. It was brought as a hen for me to go with my other 3 chickens for more eggs. was always bullied by the others but that has now passed and is fine with them. We was expecting having 4 eggs at some time but never happened. He/she has now started to do a very weird sounded crow and we heard that some hens can? Some things which put me off of it being a cockerel is it has no spurs growing? do these come at a later date or do some now even grow? other features which do feel more cockerel is the saddle feathers, has about 2-4 larger and longer sickle feathers which are tinted with green, pointy,shiny hackle feathers. and a slightly large comb and wattles.

    these are the first chickens we have had so would really like some advice on this if possible, thanks



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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a cockerel.[​IMG] Saddle, hackle, and tail feathers are a tell tale giveaway. Spurs will develop as he matures.
     
  3. nikki993

    nikki993 New Egg

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    Thanks for this! really helps. will be rining up the place my parents brought HIM from to tell them they sold us a cockerel when we were told it was a hen! thanks again
     
  4. Druantai

    Druantai Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, def male.
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    beautiful boy!
     
  6. nikki993

    nikki993 New Egg

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    thought it may of been but wernt too sure! others opinions are much help :)
     
  7. nikki993

    nikki993 New Egg

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    Thanks :) he is such a lovely natured boy, will go to sleep on your lap since we had him [​IMG] mum said to get rid but im so attached that i cant do that!! now she doesnt mimnd as he is kind ;) and doesnt acually crow much....yet!
     
  8. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure looks like a cockerel!
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    5000% cockerel
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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