Help please. Is my speckled sussex a roo or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Phage, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Could anyone tell is this 7 week speckled sussex a roo or a hen?
    Hope it is a hen. It is so pretty. Thanks


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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry, cockerel, for sure. Both the body shape (very rounded) and the super white chest tell me that, in addition to a very pink comb and wattles already. I hatched some of these, got 2 pullets and 6 cockerels and all the cockerels looked like that. The girls had a different tail set, no real comb to speak of and almost no white on the chest area.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Most definately a roo.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Rooooo roooooooooooo! [​IMG]

    From what I remembered, the SS pullet I had, she did not have any pinkness or prominence of her combs until she was ready to lay. So I bet your chick is a roo!
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, Sorry but it is definitly a roo,

    Here are some of mine that so you can see the differrence

    Pullet on the left, Roo on the right.

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  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    He's a purdy boy! [​IMG]
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Thanks people- no doubts there! Oh well.......that means that I will just have to hatch out some more....(shame.......NOT!).

    Anyone want a SS roo???
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pullet on the right, Roo on the left.

    RAREROO, I think you got that switched. [​IMG] Should be roo on right, pullet on left.​
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:RAREROO, I think you got that switched. [​IMG] Should be roo on right, pullet on left.

    [​IMG] Yeah, you're right Cynthia, thanks for catching that, I'll go back and edit it.
     
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