Speckled Sussex chick a pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PNWskye, Jun 21, 2018.

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  1. PNWskye

    PNWskye In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I thought it’d be fun to see what y’all think. Is my Speckled Sussex chick a pullet or cockerel?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    It looks like it has a pea or rose comb? Not a Sussex if it doesn't have a single comb.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Too young, repost pic when 6 - 8wks
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    SS have straight combs, and white legs. This isn't a SS, and white legs are dominant, so likely not a cross either.
    More photos in a couple of weeks will help.
    Mary
     
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  5. PNWskye

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    83D27CA7-E62C-4C66-BCB3-8E9A1F2E5E8B.jpeg Oh, no! What should I do? I was told it was a SS at the feed store. I’m totally bummed! I google imaged and found these chicks. White legs and single combs!! Is this what they’re supposed to look like?
     

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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    Yes. Single combs and white pink skin.
     
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    You could go back/call the feed store, ask what other breeds they had available when you got yours. Let us know and see if BYC Members can help there.
     
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  8. PNWskye

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    Thank you. Not what I was expecting when posting this thread, but I’d rather know now.
     
  9. PNWskye

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    Based on a couple hours of searching, I’m leaning towards a Buckeye or a Russian Orloff. What do you think?
     
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    First, ask at the feed store what breeds they ordered, and from which hatchery. Then concentrate on looking at photos of those breeds, and at the hatchery website if there is one. 'Feathersite' is a good place to see lots of photos of every imaginable breed and color too. Hatcheries are VERY unlikely to send Orloffs to a feed store; Buckeyes, maybe.
    Mary
     
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