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

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    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.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 7 weeks, I'm gonna go with roo.
     
  3. Double T

    Double T Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't help, but wanted to ask, what is a wattle?
     
  4. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    I agree your pictures are awesome. Unfortunately you have a roo.
     
  6. japbantams2011

    japbantams2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!!!

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    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

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    Looks like roo
    Hope you can keep it, it is going to turn out beautiful!
     
  9. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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