My 7 week old Speckled Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tundraorchid, May 19, 2012.

  1. tundraorchid

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    I keep reading about how darling this breed is, yet with my mixed young flock (Orpington, Wyndotte, and Australorp, and Sussex) this one has been the most assertive/dominating since the get go. I hear that even hens can have larger combs than these other breeds I have. So I have been trying to give this male/female the benefit of the doubt here. It's not the pleasant hen I anticipated.

    I am afraid I might have a cockerel?? Please check my photos and let me know your thoughts, and what else I might take a photo of to show you more of the bird. I have a wonderful farm to send this bird should it be a roo, but would love to stop worrying about it (live in the city, can't legally have a roo).

    What's the sex of my little 7 week old Speckled Sussex? There's been no crowing sounds. Here are pictures of the whole chicken, the head, the feet and the wings.

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  2. tundraorchid

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    One more picture from the top, I know sometimes it's easier to tell from the feathers. I am not experienced at sexing these birds, but I have been reading a lot of these boards to find out what to look for. [​IMG]

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  3. Vamvakas

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    rooster, I have 5 Speckled Sussex females the same age as your chick and they dont have a comb like that
     
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  4. tundraorchid

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    Thanks.
     
  5. BlueCamas

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    Sorry, I'd say cockerel.
     
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  6. Yessur Ebob

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    I'm going to guess roo, but i could be wrong.
     
  7. tundraorchid

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    Aw shucks!
     
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  8. tundraorchid

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    ANYONE have a different opinion?
     
  9. I heard they were a sweet breed as well and at first I wasn't sure but then I discovered Uma. She is one of the sweetest birds and even at only 4 weeks old, she will sit on my knee and peep-peep to be petted. As for the rest of the SS that I have, the jury is still out on them...
     
  10. nakstk

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    That pic of the foot with the spur growing is a dead give away, It's a cockerel.
     
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