SPECKLED SUSSEX - - 4 month old IS it a HE or SHE ? ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by math ace, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so on the fence with this one . . . She looks girl and acts boy. What do you think ? ?

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    Thanks

    edited to add additional picture
     
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  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Im thinking roo
    edited because I saw those pointy hackle feathers.
     
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  3. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen to me...
    by this age she would have a much bigger crest


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  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    She's a she. It sounds like she just has a very dominant personality. A SS cockerel at this age would look very different from a pullet.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    100% pullet!

    Congrats.
     
  6. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty girl!
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Hen. [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hen..... [​IMG]
     
  9. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, hen. By her age if it was a he it would have way bigger comb and wattles.
     
  10. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone - - -- We have played the pullet, roo, pullet, game with this bird for the last couple of months. I was buying roo earlier because she was trying to crow and was the leader of the pack . . .

    HOWEVER, since then her comb and wattle have not devloped anymore than her fellow hatch mates AND the saddle and hackle feathers have not developed.

    She still runs up to everyone with her hackle feathers puffed out and she is still boss of her little group.

    edited for spelling
     
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