I'm starting to think Frannie is a Frank...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Showell, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Showell

    Showell New Egg

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    I am so thankful for this website, I am newbie at both forums and chickens. I have four 19 week olds (2 barred rock, 1 EE and 1...um beautiful black one) that we got at 7 weeks old. I also have two Speckled Sussex that we raised from chicks that are 11 weeks old. I was hoping to get some advise from the experts. We have started thinking our one Sussex "Frannie" might be a "Frank" instead. They are both such sweet birds. Docile, friendly and social. I have had a hard time integrating them with the older ones, so until they are bigger I am keeping them in separate coops. (When I free range them all together, the two SS avoid the others for fear of the EE.) Oh well.

    My biggest concern is the SS gender. What do you think?

    I also would love to hear what you think the breed is of the black one (pullet right?). My BR's are squatting finally, so I am hoping for eggs any day from the older ones too!

    Thanks BYC for your help.
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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you have a sussex pair. Frank is very handsome.
     
  3. erinnoie

    erinnoie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am far from experienced with chickens, but I think the SS pair are boy/girl. Different comb/wattle/tail feathers.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Frank. And I think your black hen is an Australorp. I can't see the Easter egger's comb well in the pic, but the barred and Aussie girls sure look like eggs should be quite soon!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you have one male and one female Sussex! All of your other birds look like hens.[​IMG]
     
  6. Showell

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    Thanks everyone! I just hope he can be a quiet little roo. Where I live I could keep him, the city doesn't have a problem, it's the hubby that won't put up with it. :)
     

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