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Is this speckled sussex a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sma200, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. sma200

    sma200 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't give the age, but it looks to be a young cockerel.
     
  3. sma200

    sma200 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about that, I edited the post to include the age (hatch 10/21) :)
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    With that red comb already, it's a cockerel. Pullets don't start to pink up in the combs until they are getting close to laying eggs.
     
  5. sma200

    sma200 Out Of The Brooder

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    OH yes!! :) That is what I initially was going by also, but then I read that speckled sussex tend to get very large combs very early on making it difficult to distinguish gender. I don't have another SS to compare it to. I started ignoring comb and started watching tail feathers. The temperament is nothing like a cockerel, but it's those tail feathers that have me wondering :)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel.
     

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