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Light sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlene, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my light sussex who is nearly 4 weeks old, what sex do you think it might be?
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  2. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo.
    Definitely.
     
  3. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    Comb and wattles huge for age!
     
  5. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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  7. birdherder

    birdherder Out Of The Brooder

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    100% roo!
     
  8. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    You got a cock thar.
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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.
     

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