Need help with Sexing my Sussex Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UKCHICKTINA, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. UKCHICKTINA

    UKCHICKTINA New Egg

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    Hi, this is a new experience for me, and so far am loving it. I have 5 lovely three week old chicks. 4 Light Sussex and 1 Buff Sussex. They are all adorable, but i need some advice on sexing them. I've read loads of blogs, and listened to lot of peeps telling me what to look for, and still dont know - maybe its still too early to tell, but would really appreciate some feedback. Ive posted 2 pics, one is Bess (or Brian lol) my Buff and the other is Suki (or Stanley) the Light Sussex ! Any idea's guys??

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your buff bird looks like a pullet, based off of comb size and color. However, the white one has a larger redder comb and thicker legs, so my guess would be cockerel. They are both very cute. [​IMG]

    *Edited to change my guess on the white one "pullet" to "cockerel"*
     
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  3. UKCHICKTINA

    UKCHICKTINA New Egg

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    Hi, Thankyou for replying, Do you mean though that you think the white one looks like a Roo?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. But I think you probably meant cockerel, not pullet ("white one has a larger redder comb...guess would be pullet.")
     
  5. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the buff is a pullet and I think they meant to say cockerel as well. Thick legs and red comb typically are the give away on that one.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you're right. I meant to say cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  7. UKCHICKTINA

    UKCHICKTINA New Egg

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    Thanks Guys, i too think the white one is a cockerel, but that means i have only 1 little lady and 4 little boys [​IMG]out of my 5 eggs, how unlucky is that !! Thankyou very much for your replies [​IMG]
     

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