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Speckled sussex Hen or Roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Half-a-dozen, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just very curious now after reading all of the most frequent Hen/roo gender ID posts as to what ya'll think........

    To me......becoming very suspicious for a Roo....but this is only my second season raising chickies soooo

    Got two Speckled sussex from feed store. They said they were both hens, but as you can see from the pics below they are developing at very different rates. Both are 6 weeks old, and the pictuire coloring is acurate this time... [​IMG]

    Chick #1
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    Chick #2
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    Thanks for your guesses.....I can't wait to find out [​IMG]
     
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick 1 is for sure a roo and chick two is kind of iffy but I'm leaning towards roo aswell.
     
  3. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would venture to guess the first one is a roo--my SS pullets are nine weeks and their comb is about that size and the wattles are barely there at all. I am not sure about the other one; but the tail looks more like my pullets' tails, whereas the first one sticks up straighter.
     
  4. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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  5. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any other takers??? [​IMG]
     
  6. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess first pic is a roo and 2nd pic is a pullet. How long have you had them?
     
  7. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 weeks, got them when they were a day old.
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i think u have 2 roos [​IMG]
     
  9. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow really?
    do they usually sex speckled sussex? or are they one of the ones they cannot sex like the cochins?
    we were so excited when we picked them up I forget if they told me specifically these two were suppose to be female or not.....Ooopsss [​IMG]
     
  10. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the first one is almost definitely a roo and I am leaning toward a pullet for the second one. The last pic made me laugh as my SS hens LOVE to sit on our waterer, I had to rig a deterrant as their poop was fouling the water within moments of me putting a fresh lot in! We enjoy them a lot!
     

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