sexing 2 week old Speckled Sussex chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rhs7111, May 5, 2011.

  1. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Is there any method of sexing (or at least making an educated guess about gender) on two week old Speckled Sussex chicks, such as incoming wing feather color perhaps? Would a cockerel chick have more white on the lower wing feather than a pullet chick (both do have white, of course)? Or perhaps a more upright stance? I realize no method would be foolpoof accurate, but a few tips would be helpful for at least hedging my bets. Thanks!
    Last edited: May 5, 2011

  2. HennyPennyHenHouse

    HennyPennyHenHouse In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Would love to know myself as mine are also 2 weeks old. But I've been told it will be 2 months before we know for sure. Would love to hear if someone has another idea?
  3. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chirping

    Jul 17, 2010
    Coatesville, PA
    My speckled sussex roos developed white flight feathers very early on. None of my hens developed the white flights. I won't guarantee this since this is my first time with SS chicks. They are almost a year old now.

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