Speckled Sussex 11 weeks Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenBeliever, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

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    That was what I was thinking.
    Thank you - I didn't know that! That is my new nugget of chicken know how for the day!
     
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  2. hypnozze

    hypnozze Chirping

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    Hello! As an owner of 7 Speckled Sussex chickens, I can say that you have a roo. My roo is 5 months old now and doesn't have any spurs either.
     
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    I am thinking roo
     
  4. TheLittleFarm18

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    I vote roo also, vie had roo and pullet of a speckled Beautiful bird he was as is yours
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    That is a cockerel, here is why:
    1) He has saddle feathers
    2) The solid red on his back and shoulders is male specific
    3) He has too large of a comb

    Spurs do not typically develop until 8 or 9 months. Male feathering is not mature until at least 3 months. Also, notice how he is larger than your pullets.

    Best,
    Cyprus
     
  6. TheLittleFarm18

    TheLittleFarm18 Songster

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    ditto about comb, my pullet Sussex started laying before she had a comb, I was shocked when I found her nest because she was the first to lay but looked the furthest from ready. Mr Marty had comb from pretty early on, at a few weeks I noticed he was the first to sprout one
     
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  7. hypnozze

    hypnozze Chirping

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    These are my pullets at 20 weeks. Their combs are not as near as large as your roo's. 20181021_103947.jpg 20181021_103911.jpg
     
  8. ChickenBeliever

    ChickenBeliever In the Brooder

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    Yes, definately larger but started out very slow in developing. Caught up to size and is more sloppy as she/he bounds about. Not as graceful sitting on a ledge. Noticed more white spots on top today. Sure wish I could let my heart free, but still guarded for a good reason. Thanks for the update on the feathers. I will repost when definitive!
     
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  9. ChickenBeliever

    ChickenBeliever In the Brooder

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    Thank you Karen! I found this article also, but great that you posted it here. Makes it easier for others! Appreciate it!
     
  10. Chickens4Life101

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    I am thinking cockerell, due to the early waddle development. But I could be wrong, since I have never had that breed and they just may be early to grow their waddles.
     
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