Is this a Matilda or Matt?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahbeth006, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. sarahbeth006

    sarahbeth006 Hatching

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    I named this 4 week old Speckled Sussex chick Matilda but I noticed that her/his face looks different than the others. This just happened today. I ordered six hens and a roo. Any way to tell if Matilda needs to be renamed?[​IMG]
     

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Too young to be sure. Pullets can 'blush' in the comb and wattles when they are excited or stressed. Post again in few more weeks.
     
  3. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy Premium Member

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    Sorry, but Matilda is looking sorta roo-ish to me. Hope someone else with more experience chimes in. From my experence anytime that I've had a chick that has a larger redish, pinkish comb so early & wattles started before others of the same breed, they have been roo's.
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I vote Matt.
     

  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    too early to be positive, but I think you have a good chance of a cockerel. I'm not as sure on the speckled Sussex, though. This bird looks very tan colored, SS are mahogany colored.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    I'm thinking cockerel
     

  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     

  10. sarahbeth006

    sarahbeth006 Hatching

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    We decided to keep the name Matilda, but he's definitely a roo. He's by far the easiest of our chickens to handle. [​IMG]

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