Speckled Sussex chick - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aglandaetap, May 2, 2017.

  1. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,
    This Speckled Sussex chick is 3 weeks old this week. Purchased as a pullet from a local feed store in CT.
    This chick has feathered out very fast, along with my ameraucana and my white leghorn. Always had a small pale comb, with no signs of wattle. This chick had the chipmunk patterns on her back. She looks like a girl to me.
    Can anyone help me identify her gender based on the pics posted. I am new at raising chicks. I've been doing a lot of research on each breed i own, but I want someone else's input regarding the gender based on the pics.
    Thanks!

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    As with your other chicks, there are no obvious male characteristics showing yet, but it is still very early (the obvious boys are the ones easily sexed at this stage - or those with gender differentiated plumage patterns such as your sex link). It'll be another couple of weeks (6+ is great for sexing) before a good read can be gotten on most of your birds.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too young, please post new photos at 6-8 weeks of age.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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