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Light Sussex sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by albodean, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I have three Light Sussex that I believe are all pullets. They are aged between 18-20 weeks (the one with the darker neck feathers is the oldest).

    Please can someone advise on the sex from the below pictures?
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All look like pullets to me.
    Wishing you Best and [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, all ladies [​IMG]
     
  4. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    Perfect, thank you both. How can you tell so easily for future reference?
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 expect eggs soon [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Donrae is an expert. Summerbe123, probably same,,
    and myself, an apprentice in training. [​IMG]
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    well i'm not expert...but thanks! lol
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all girls [​IMG]
     
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  9. SS Funny Farm

    SS Funny Farm New Egg

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    That's a very pretty breed.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerels at this age would look pretty different.

    They'd have larger combs and wattles

    The'd have long, pointy hackle and saddle feathers.

    They would be taller, with longer legs.

    The legs would be thicker.

    Your birds are very feminine looking. They're soft, rounded, no long flashy feathers in the hackle or saddle area, and a nice small comb that's turning red.
     
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