Speckled Sussex Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IdasChickens, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. IdasChickens

    IdasChickens In the Brooder

    92
    9
    38
    Jul 26, 2013
    [​IMG] Good news! Thank you Peep-Chicken!
     
  2. IdasChickens

    IdasChickens In the Brooder

    92
    9
    38
    Jul 26, 2013
    [​IMG] More good news! I wouldn't mind a SS roo but I have too many cockerels already... Thank you, Mexiontheloose! I will check out your chicken pics for comparison!
     
  3. auburn

    auburn In the Brooder

    85
    6
    33
    Jun 19, 2012
    West Michigan
    I have heard such wonderful things about buff orpington roosters! I'm pretty much set on them as the next rooster to get. Well, that is if we ever get another rooster. My mom insists they're too hard on the hens- I think our two are just a little intense. [​IMG]

    I wouldn't worry too much about dominance being an indicator though. Our top dominant chicken is a hen. The boys still mate her, but when she's mad, everyone knows to stay away! [​IMG]
     
  4. IdasChickens

    IdasChickens In the Brooder

    92
    9
    38
    Jul 26, 2013
    It's been so long (forgot my password)....but I just wanted to bump this real quick with an update. ALL my Sussex turned out to be hens! Excellent accuracy everyone! [​IMG]

    Thanks again!

    Idas Chickens
     
  5. Melabella

    Melabella Crowing

    5,343
    212
    291
    Jun 2, 2011
    Hello Everyone

    I bought three hatchery chicks to go along with my first attempt at hatching. I was convinced I would only have one chick to hatch, (I had 4), so I bought 3 from a hatchery. I picked three breeds I didn't all ready have from what was available to ship out right away. I bought a White Maran, a Speckled Sussex, and an Austra White. The first time I ordered from a hatchery all female, I ended up getting a mis sexed roo. He turned out to be very human aggressive, and I had to get rid of him.

    I think I may have gotten another mis sexed rooster. The Speckled Sussex is 5 weeks old, and I am all ready sensing a comb and waddles growing. I'm bummed, I don't need another rooster. I realize they are only 5 weeks, but can anyone give me an early indication on what they think? I read in another roo/hen ss thread there is a difference in body shape with the males, but I cant remember if it was the longer body, or a rounded one for the SS male.

    Any input is greatly appreciated

    Here "she/he" is...[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,453
    3,831
    581
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't have tons of experience with speckled Sussex, but it does look like a little rooster. The next week or so should confirm.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: