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Silver-laced wyandottes and speckled sussex sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shellsient, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. shellsient

    shellsient New Egg

    Jun 9, 2008
    Hi there, Shell from Aussie here with a few questions.
    Can anyone tell me how to distinguish males from females in these 2 breeds? I have some of each that are about 4 weeks old, and would love to know what sex I have. I also have some salmon faverolles, but these are easy to distinguish.
  2. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    I have ss and I found that around 5 weeks the combs are considerable larger on males. Also, males tend to feather out more slowly and may have stumpy tails still by that time. So if you have any with big combs, unfeathered patches, esp on the back, or stumpy tails, chances are they are cockerels.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got both breeds and the SS you can tell much earlier although 5 weeks will be a little early even on them. The SLWs are much harder to tell until they are older, but the SS roos will be much easier to tell at a younger age. A few more weeks on the SS and you should know what you've got.
  4. shellsient

    shellsient New Egg

    Jun 9, 2008
    Thanks so much Katy and Locopollo for your replies. Much appreciated.

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