Sexing Speckled Sussex

RegiB

In the Brooder
Sep 30, 2020
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So when we got our last round of pullets I think we got hit with the 10% failure rate on sexing. These babies are only 8-1/2 weeks, can anyone tell me if they are both roo’s, pullets, or one of each?
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RegiB

In the Brooder
Sep 30, 2020
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Welcome!
I'm guessing that both are cockerels, sorry. #2 definitely, and the first one, probably. I'd love to be wrong...
Mary
Thanks! Not completely opposed to cockerels, always said if God wants me to have one He’ll find a way 😆 just didn’t expect it to happen twice in only the second batch.
 

CHlCKEN

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So when we got our last round of pullets I think we got hit with the 10% failure rate on sexing. These babies are only 8-1/2 weeks, can anyone tell me if they are both roo’s, pullets, or one of each? View attachment 2354584 View attachment 2354579
Both cockerels. That’s so unfortunate! I loooove the SS hens they are the sweetest little things- mine is a lap chicken. Maybe try again next time?
 

Zzzzia

In the Brooder
Aug 25, 2020
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they look like my 9 week old.... i was secretly hoping it would be a fast developing hen. He sang yesterday.... definite cockerel!!
 

ChassiNoir

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May 21, 2017
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Both cockerels. That’s so unfortunate! I loooove the SS hens they are the sweetest little things- mine is a lap chicken. Maybe try again next time?
I agree about trying again! Our Speckled Sussex hen is one of the sweetest chickens we have. She’s not skittish and she doesn’t mind being carried around. We love her greatly! Hopefully one of the boys will be sweet too? Can only hope.
 

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