HELP my 19 week old buff sussex is it a hen or a cock !!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yorkshirepumpkin, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. yorkshirepumpkin

    yorkshirepumpkin New Egg

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    I bought my hens at 8 weeks old, but I am now unsure whether the buff sussex is a hen or a cock.
    It is not laying and although not cock-a-doodle-doing it is making alot more noise than my hens.
    It has been rather aggressive to the others and so I have had to seperate it.
    As these are my first hens I would be very grateful for any advice thanks.


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  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
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    Looks like you have a cockeral to me. Look at the size of those wattles!
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Are there spur bumps? I don't see any saddle feathers in the other two shots....do you have any other chickens? It may just be a "rooish" hen??
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    does it squat? it looks like a hen to me.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    That does look henny to me-but the wattles are throwing me a tad-I do have a hen with big flappy wattles though:)
     
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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  7. itsachicken

    itsachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet!
     
  8. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's a tough one. Huge wattles and comb but I don't see any pointy saddle feathers, and the hackle feathers don't have that pointy,shiny look either. I think he/she/it also stands like a hen.

    Not much help I'm afraid, just also wanted to thank you for posting a photo of a Buff Sussex, they're not exactly thick on the ground over here.

    Let us know what you find out.

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    Edited to add: I just looked at the pics that hollywoodchickens linked to. Yours is colored like a hen too. I'm going to cast a vote for her as a hen with very well-endowed wattles.
     
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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It is most definitely a pullet and you should be getting eggs very soon from her.
     
  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
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    No saddle feathers or hackles. I vote pullet!
     

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