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Speckled sussex Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey everyone! i got this pretty little chicken here, but i dont know if its a hen or roo! Its a speckled sussex and its about 16-18 weeks old. i havent heard crowing yet, but ive never been up early enough to know! it dosent have as much white as the other speckled sussex we have that is a roo. The third and fourth pics are of the Sure-to-be-roo so dont get confused! if you need any more info or pics just say so!
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    This is our SS roo. his comb is bigger and he has more white.
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    Here he is again.
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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Are those drooping saddle feathers I see on that 3rd pic?
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Yes, but thats our SS roo in that pic!
    Fred's Hens :

    Are those drooping saddle feathers I see on that 3rd pic?​
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Cock a doodle roo!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking it's a maturing hen, but a better profile shot would help, ie looking for saddle feathers.
     
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

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  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Looks cockerel but not 100% for sure..
     

  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

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    I'm thinking hen too but a better side on profile shot would be better including the legs please.
     
  9. eeyore75

    eeyore75 Songster

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    I'm also thinking hen at this point- but it is hard to tell with her 2 pics.

    most SS from the non show lines have a decent size comb & wattles.
     
  10. Kdub86

    Kdub86 In the Brooder

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    My guess is a hen
     

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