Hi everyone! First time chicken owner here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kristyw, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. kristyw

    kristyw Just Hatched

    We have recently purchased 3 light sussex hens (approx 7-8 weeks old at the moment) and I am no expert but I think one of them is a rooster. I was wondering what your opinions were based on the picture. The one at the top is the hen and the one with the darker more defined tail feathers right next to it is the one i suspect is a rooster. He also has yellow legs and the other two have white legs and his comb is darker too. Thoughts? [​IMG]
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. It's really impossible to comment on gender from that photo. Cannot see comb. Also need to see birds standing naturally in profile view.
    It's pretty early to be deciding genders. You could post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'm no expert on the breed characteristics, but the comb and wattle development should give you an idea. As D/Diva suggests - maybe posting a photo showing the head of both birds, for comparison, on the gender / breed forum would be a good idea. The link is

    If you wish, there's an active Aussie thread that you may like to join - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/598568/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island

    Best wishes
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  4. kristyw

    kristyw Just Hatched

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    kristyw Just Hatched

  6. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry, I can't tell either so I suggest you try the forum @CTKen has given you the link to.

    Good luck, I hope the gender results are what you wish for!
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. It's not 100 % definitive, but that bird does appear to be masculine.
  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish

    Sorry, I can't tell the gender
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
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