need help determing gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by izzyb1225, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. izzyb1225

    izzyb1225 New Egg

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    I bought two speckled sussex "hens" from a guy on craigslist.. but im thinking I have at least 1 roo.. they were born on may. Any help would be appreciated as this is all new to me.

    Also I was 3 easter eggers at about 5 wks old.. born beginning of july. I will post pics of them also. My guess is I have 1 roo & 2 hens. :p
     
  2. Could you post a pic?
     
  3. izzyb1225

    izzyb1225 New Egg

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    sorry new to this.. here are pics, hope this works -- these are the easter eggers
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    and here are the speckled sussex




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  4. 2 Sussex hens, one just has a larger comb and wattles

    You do have 1 EE roo, the crele colored one. No hen looks like that with the dark patch on the wing.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're correct on the easter eggers, that barred bird is a rooster. Your speckled sussex are both hens, one is just closer to laying.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    this is your only rooster (he is very pretty)
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  7. krackowpolish

    krackowpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 roo, and the rest are hens! very pretty by the way!
     
  8. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree one barred rooster and the rest hens
     
  9. izzyb1225

    izzyb1225 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone :) i believe you are correct also.. the barred one, i knew also was a roo & yes i think he is very pretty also.. the 2 in question were the sussex.. i was confused because the size of the crop & wattle.. but this week i have began to get 2 brown eggs everyday.. an those 2 are about 7 months.. while my EE hens are only 5 ( an those would be colorful right?) so i think i also have 2 hens in the sussex..

    thanks again
     
  10. izzyb1225

    izzyb1225 New Egg

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    oh i mean comb not crop LOL
     

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