Help sexing a buff sussex please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nic2701, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. nic2701

    nic2701 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Apr 27, 2011
    [​IMG]




    Hi everyone,

    I desperately need some help sexing my favorite chook 'buffy'. She/He is only 3.5months old but already towers above the others. She/he has spur bumps (as all chickens do), but they dont stand out all that much., and dont seem to be getting any bigger. The tail feathers have a green gleam to them, but arent especially long. There hasnt been any crowing or even attempts at crowing that i have heard.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!



    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

    287
    2
    101
    Nov 15, 2011
    Australia.
    He is a deffinet roo. You can tell by the shiny 'waterfall' saddle feathers that he has, and also because of his size, stance, huge red comb and his overall plumage.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    39,801
    1,289
    516
    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    You have a cockerel. 100% positive.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,545
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Rooster. As stated, those shiney, drapey feathers hanging down from the base of his tail are the kicker.
     
  5. nic2701

    nic2701 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Apr 27, 2011
    Thanks guys.... i must admit, thats what I thought... which is a real shame as he's got the best personality of any chook I've had.
    Anyone want to buy a (apparently from show quality stock) buff sussex roo? :) hahaha
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by