Need your opinion about gender. Updated on post # 14

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickendude, May 22, 2011.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    This is one of 4 new chicks I got from MPC. It will be 7 weeks old Monday, May 23. It is a Speckled Sussex and is supposed to be pullet. But I am concerned it may be a Roo. The comb is red and is starting to develop wattles. It is the only Speckled Sussex I have so I can't compare it to others. Your opinion is welcome. Thanks in advance.

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    At 7 weeks, I'm gonna go with roo.
  3. Double T

    Double T Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    W Texas
    Can't help, but wanted to ask, what is a wattle?
  4. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    AWESOME pictures !! What kind of camera do you have ??? WOW !
    Sorry , dont know Roo from Pullet ! But what a beautiful bird !
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    I agree your pictures are awesome. Unfortunately you have a roo.
  6. japbantams2011

    japbantams2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Definetly a little rooster I had a young pullet and she showed no signs of a comb or wattles. These seem to be a hard breed for me to raise though have had 2 one cockerel last year and he just didn't grown right was like a runt and finally died and this pullet was fine one day and died the next just got her a couple months ago [​IMG]
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:You see the red druppy flap of skin under the beak. Thats a wattle and the skin on top is called a comb.
  8. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Western Australia
    Looks like roo
    Hope you can keep it, it is going to turn out beautiful!
  9. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    Thanks for the input. I had a sneaky suspicion it is a roo. I have had two roos prior to this one, I gave the first one away simply because he was getting abused (feather picking) by my hens. He was a silver laced polish. Then I had a roo that was the son of the polish that we got rid of two weeks ago due to him being very aggressive towards my children. I ordered this batch from MPC and they do have a guarantee, so I will be looking into that. This roo will stay but the moment he gets aggressive he will follow the foot steps of his predecessors.

    As for the camera I used. It is the Canon EOS Rebel. I love it because of the ease of use and the total versatility to be very creative. Great camera that I have recommended to many friends.
  10. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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