Help sex my Sussex chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Champy89, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Champy89

    Champy89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! Got these two Sussex chicks on Monday, I think they're about 5 - 6 weeks old...the guy who sold them to us said they don't sex their chicks, so no guarantees. If the picture isn't enough, I can take more. This was taken on Monday.

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    Yesterday:

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    I have a funny feeling they might be roos but my partner thinks they're female. Thanks to anyone who may be able to help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerel.
     
  3. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think both cockerels. Tbh I'm not 100% sure on the one on the bottom of the first pic but I'm pretty sure it's a boy.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. The top photo, top chick is a roo. 2nd chick is probably a roo too.

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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    At 5 to 6 weeks those are roosters and if the seller deals with this breed or most any other single combed birds, he had a really good idea that they were roosters.
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What?? Sounds like someone has pulled a fast one! I don't believe for a minute they don't try to sex their chicks. What they probably meant was that they were not going to assist YOU in YOUR selection of the chicks! I.e., they were not going to sex them for you!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say that both birds look like cockerels.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    this.
     
  9. Champy89

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    Oh wow. Thanks heaps, guys. I've never had anything other than point of lays before and though I had a feeling these were roos, I had no idea it would be so obvious. I feel bad for my partner, who got them 'cause he "fell in love" at the store. But council won't let us have roos, so...

    We got them from a produce store rather than a hatchery, but you guys really think he would have known? Jeez. :(
     
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  10. donrae

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    We all know, and they haven't changed much from Monday when you got them. Trust me, he knew.
     

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