is this a pullet or a cockerel?-update!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mudpaw, May 20, 2010.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is a girl, but I was wrong with it's predecessor, so I ask you all [​IMG] Pullet or cockerel? Oh, and it's a speckled sussex, about 20 weeks old. It was mounting one of my smaller hens...so I thought it couldn't hurt to ask [​IMG]

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  2. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant help about the gender but I WANT a Speckled Sussex, they are so pretty to me.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a pullet.

    ETA: Actually on 2nd look, I think it may be a cockeral. Can we have a bigger side profile shot?
     
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  4. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep hearing that SS males and females have pretty big combs, but I don't know myself.
    Here's larger shot that may show the head detail more. (click for full-size view)
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  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Cockerel-doodle-do. Looks like the reason for the mounting is because he'll never be on the egg laying side. [​IMG]
     
  6. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seriously?!?!? not fair [​IMG] It has rounded tail feathers though, but it also have small long curled feathers at the base. I'm going to lighten that tail photo and upload a larger version....otherwise this will the second SS roo I've had to swap from the same person ! arrrggg...

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  7. ClevelandAg31

    ClevelandAg31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have S.S..at twenty weeks...u would know it was a rooster.....but the tail feathers are really throwin me off....and if it was mounting..im guessing rooster as well..
     
  8. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm...would the body build be different than a hen at this age (I thought SS were supposed to be a slightly heavier breed since they were dual purpose)? It is tall and slender (with loooong legs) and has almost no "egg cushion" on it's back side. I think I am sending it back to the breeder it came from anyhow (It is very aggressive with the older chicks I have right now, the other hens ignore them completely-twice today I've had to go and chase it away from the chicks after it cornered them), and get a more obvious older pullet.
     

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