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Light Sussex chicks- 7 weeks old- pictures- help me sex them!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlelemon, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Light Sussex chicks that I am trying to sex. Will you please help me? The pictures aren't great, it was a windy day today so the feathers ruffled in the wind, and I had to snap the pictures quickly before the chicks flew off the roof of the coop.

    One of them is obviously a cockerel. However, he is actually the smallest in stature of my chicks:


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    I think that the other 4 are pullets, but I am not sure. I can't yet tell by the neck feathers, so I am going on the development of the comb and wattles. Here they are:

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  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one kinda looks like a cockeral but the rest look like pullets 2 mee
     
  3. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to mention that some of the gray coloring you see on some of the chick's backs is from when I had to spray Blu-Kote on some of them when they were 2 weeks old. They were pecking bloody spots on one another and the Blu-Kote stopped it- however that stuff sure takes forever to wear off!
     
  4. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you have a cockerel and four pullets. [​IMG]
     
  5. Yup,looks like a Cockerel and 4 pullets to me [​IMG]

    Blue Kote really works but you are right sure doesn't wear off very fast .
     
  6. Dr Who

    Dr Who Out Of The Brooder

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    yup, boy and 4 girls
     
  7. thatbloke

    thatbloke Out Of The Brooder

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    First and maybe last Roos the other 3 pullets but can you take some pictures of them relaxed and acting normal ?
     
  8. HiddenHill Heretic

    HiddenHill Heretic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thatbloke has no idea.... He only sexes hermaphrodite sussex.[​IMG]
     
  9. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. thatbloke

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    H.H.....true, that way I'm always right and not only 50% of the time
     

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