Speckled Sussex genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by akpeeps, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a difference between the wing feathers of pullets and cockerals? Mine are now 5 days old and 3 of them have distinctly different wing feather lengths. Their wings are much shorter and stubbier and the first few outer feathers are much longer than the inner feathers and are bluntly rounded. The other 5 all have longer wing feathers of the same length.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm not certain, but I don't believe you can feather sex SS.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    No, I raise SS and I learned the hard way that even though they do have differences, there is no correlation in genders. You will get some of both sexes with both types of feathering.
     
  4. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both. I wasn't sure so thought I'd ask. [​IMG]
     
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sexed my light sussex at a day old via this method and was correct that she was a hen, the primary feathers should be longer than the secondaries for a girl and the same length for a boy if you do it any older than 1 day it is no longer an accurate way of telling.
     

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