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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlene, Sep 28, 2011.
This is my light sussex who is nearly 4 weeks old, what sex do you think it might be?
Quote:I have no idea how to sex a chicken so i value the feedback, but so i can learn what do you see thats say's Roo?.
I have lots of chicks of different breeds and ages so i need to start learning how to sex lol.
Comb and wattles huge for age!
I found this pic on the internet
so you can compare
boy in the back girl in the front
You got a cock thar.
The other thing that really makes it stand out as a roo (besides larger comb/wattles) is the lack of feathering. He looks kinda "bald" in places which is characteristic of a developing cockerel as those body feathers fill in slower.
I also think roo, for the following reasons.........
Those thick legs. Girl chickens as a rule have slender, femenine legs. Not 100%, but a good rule to go by.
Many hens won't have that much comb until they're a few months old.
The overall stance--this one is kinda tricky, but the upright, bolder look says roo. Again, this is not foolproof, but over time you'll develop an eye for it.