Light Sussex gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by midwestchickenwrangler, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Here are my Light Sussex little ones. I would like some help guessing the gender at this age. As with other breeds, I know there is only one true way to know. Egg or crow.
    I noticed today that one of the chicks has more black on its tail feathers than the other two. Is this a sign that it may be a roo? The pictures are a little blurry because my daughter wouldn't stop chasing them. The one that I think is a roo is the top picture. His legs are also a little thicker than the other 2.




  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    age please also could you get the pics any bigger for better looking at their combs and wattles please also
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  3. marlene

    marlene Songster

    Aug 17, 2011
    With my light sussex it was easy to tell, he had red comb and wattles by the time he was 4 weeks old.
  4. They are about 2 weeks old. Their combs and wattles are all about the same size right now, very small but noticeable. None are any more red than another. I will look to see if I see the "pimple" around the vent.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Hard to tell the sex at that age and the pictures but IF the leg color is Yellow like they look in the picture then there not a Sussex.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by