Help sexing my 5 week old platinum sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JoeGuyMan, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. JoeGuyMan

    JoeGuyMan Just Hatched

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    Hello, I think my 5 week old chook may be be a rooster any I only suspect from the tail and lack of feathers compared to the other hens.

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    The road island red and Spangled hamburg, we think are hens,

    Thanks, Joseph
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you get better pictures from the side and of the head showing the comb? From how big and pink the comb looks in that one picture + the slow feathering, I would suspect it is a roo.
     
  3. JoeGuyMan

    JoeGuyMan Just Hatched

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    This chook is fussy these are the best I could get.
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    At five weeks I would vote roo right now with that much pink comb on a Sussex, but it is still young to be sure.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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  6. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely a roo yeah
     
  7. JoeGuyMan

    JoeGuyMan Just Hatched

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    That sucks we can't have roosters here :/
     
  8. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd wait a couple more weeks just to be sure. Post more pics when the chick is around 6-8 weeks of age. Gender is usually more obvious then
     
  9. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah...I'm about 75% sure Roo though
     
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