Is my speckled sussex a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ajcondon, May 30, 2016.

  1. ajcondon

    ajcondon New Egg

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    Hi all,
    This is our first time ever getting a speckled sussex and we are having a hard determining if 'it' is a hen or a rooster. Either way, we will keep the chicken (its very sweet) a[​IMG]
    s we dont have any roosters yet and we wanted to get one this year. Please help...our chicks are 10 1/2 weeks old. This chicken is much taller, has longer feathers and comb and waddle are much more pronounced than the others.
    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Amanda
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  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled sussex are hard to tell because both male and female have large waddles and combs. Can you get a pic of it standing? The stance of the bird tells a lot.
     
  3. ajcondon

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    Here it is stan[​IMG]
    ding up....
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  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is hen. By the way, :welcome Welcome to BYC! Join us sometime on the sussex thread.:D
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way, I showed hubby the pics, and he said definitely rooster.....:confused:.
     
  6. Outpost JWB

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    My SS rooster held his tail higher than the pullets/hens. Your SS has its tail feathers down. That is why I vote pullet! Please keep me posted, (so I can tell hubby who is right). :D
     
  7. ajcondon

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    I will definitely keep you posted! Whatever he/she is...it is a very sweet chicken.
     

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