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Is this accurate?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherTheMommy, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    I have 2 spotted sussex. Im assuming same age. They are still small but one has more feathers and some tail feathers. Does this mena one is def a boy?[​IMG]
  2. danielkbrantley

    danielkbrantley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    There is no definite until the crowing...
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Cochin development and Sussex development isn't the same. What you can look for really at that age is comb development but you can't really be sure until around 7-8 weeks sometimes longer (unless you have a crazy fast developing cockerel).
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    I referred to those drawings when we hatched bantam cochins - it was of no use to us. The boys feathered in faster than the girls in our case. I think certain breeders see patterns in their offspring that won't apply to someone else hatching the exact same breed from a different breeder. It's just a case of wait and see. You can post photos on this forum to see if someone can help you guess what you've got. Chicks need to be 6-8 weeks old before there are any tell tale signs that might hint at gender.

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