Sexing my Sussex & Wellsummer "hens"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LCMeadows, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. LCMeadows

    LCMeadows In the Brooder

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    Turns out my 3 month old Brahma is a too, and I'm questioning if the Wellsummer I bought with him is also. My White Leghorns turned out to be Sussex, which I like better, but I am also wondering if one or both are Roos. The Plymouths I raised with them are the only two out of 6 laying, and the ones I suspect to be Roos look the part. The Plymouths and Sussex are 4 weeks older than the Brahma and Wellsummer.[​IMG]
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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    The Welsummer is a pullet. Cockerels have much different coloring. Those aren't Sussex. They have yellow legs, so I would guess Columbian Rocks.
     
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  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    Your Welsummer is definitely a hen. I am not that familiar with Sussex breed, but it looks like it is a hen as well.
     
  4. LCMeadows

    LCMeadows In the Brooder

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    I am fairly certain the Welsummer is a hen, but really unsure about the Sussex.
     
  5. LCMeadows

    LCMeadows In the Brooder

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    Oh ok, any idea if they're pullets or Roos? They're combs are pretty big but understand they can be in some breeds. I don't see saddle feathers.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    The Rocks look like pullets.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Your Welsummer is definitely a hen. I'm pretty sure your Sussex (which is probably a Columbian Rock) is a pullet, too.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I agree.


    Its a Columbian Rock because Sussex should have white legs, and your bird has yellow legs.
     
  9. LCMeadows

    LCMeadows In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I am anxiously awaiting eggs to confirm!
     

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