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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Auntx23, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Auntx23

    Auntx23 New Egg

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    I thought I knew what I was getting when I purchased my "hens" from a reputable hatchery. I now know I have what is not a black sexlink hen is a black austrolop roo. They also told me this next question I have is a red sexlink hen. What do my knowledgable chicken lovers think?
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  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Quote:That looks like a speckled sussex! They are actually on the endangered chicken list. I am jealous they are awesome looking! I am not an expert though, and that does look like a hen, but I am just using the speckled sussex roo up the road. Hopefully someone will pip in with more info.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    well seeing the back one, she looks like a hen and the front could be a roo if you are comparing the comb and wattles...
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The speckled ones in that picture are Speckled Sussex -- the one in front may be a cockerel too.
     
  5. Auntx23

    Auntx23 New Egg

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    well seeing the back one, she looks like a hen and the front could be a roo if you are comparing the comb and wattles...
    That is what I am going by is the comb and wattles. But I dont see any saddle feathers [​IMG] what to do??
     
  6. Oohlala!

    Oohlala! Out Of The Brooder

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    Speckled Sussex! I have one too, they are awesome chickens!

    This is Sophia
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  7. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those beautiful chickies are SPECKLED SUSSEX![​IMG]
     
  9. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Can you take some more detailed pictures so that we might be able to help you with gender? It is sooo frustrating when you find out that you dont have what you were supposed to have. Have you contacted the hatchery to tell them that they gave you the wrong birds? Out of my 7 girls I may have 3 roos... feel your pain, but us on here like to see updates of feathering and legs and what not so keep us updated
     
  10. Oohlala!

    Oohlala! Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks JakRat, yeah....they are quick little buggers..lol! Best of luck with your Speckled Sussex chickens, they are beautiful!
     

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