Light Sussex: Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenGrit, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    These two are Light Sussex chicks of about 10 weeks old. I thought one was a boy and one was a girl, but I still don't quite see pointy feathers. What do you think?

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    Same one as on the Top:
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    Same as the one on the Bottom:
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  2. kannna

    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A front view would help

    Mine are 11 weeks here's the boy who towers over everyone else.

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  3. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a better side pic? That would be helpful. And check the neck feathers. Usually, if they are pointy it is a boy and if they are rounded at the bottom its a girl
     
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  4. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The both look like pullets to me. Will wait for side photos though.
     
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  5. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top on top...bottom on bottom. These two were raised together alone.
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  6. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side pictures were added.
     
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  7. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I'd say pullets. The legs aren't big, nor can I see any saddle or hackle feathers.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullets so far. 10 weeks is early for hackle or saddle feathers, at this age you're looking more for comb development, thicker legs and overall stance.
     
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  9. alb9202

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    My prediction is pullets, time will tell for sure. It seems like the comb and waddle would be much more red and prominent if one was cockerel.
     
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  10. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, both look like pullets to me. My LS roo was a stand out boy by that age.
     
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