Speckled Sussex pullet or cock??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dsfrango, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this little one a couple months ago with 2 other chicks. I believe this one is almost 4 months old. His comb is just a little bigger than the G Wyandotte of the same age but doesnt look super big to be a cockerel. Some opinions please...
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    It was guessed to be a hen at a month old like the other 2 which I am sure are hens
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sussex have been hard to tell on lately. [​IMG] Right now, based on the potential age, this one looks like a pullet. But there have been several folks on here with Speckled Sussex with combs like yours does, and they've been told boy, and a while later they came back and said, just wanted to let you know, she laid her first egg today... And the other way around. So... It's pretty much just a guess with SS. Good luck though, and hope it is a girl! [​IMG]
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    comb and wattle development say pullet but then again i have been wrong on ss before because of their developmen [​IMG] but i would say pullet
     
  4. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hah, thats funny thinking you have a roo and it starts popping out eggs:gig. I am definitely hoping for a hen or Ill prob have to get rid of it and I unfortunately lost the contact info and address of where I got them:(
    But you have given me hope:) Thanks
     
  5. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I see it I think pullet... But those chickens can be deceiving! *nod nod*
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Pullet also!
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say roo on that one. I have raised SS for a couple few years and yes they can be tricky, but I would be pretty sure that its a roo, one indication I found when I was raising them is that the roos faces were usually whiter around the eyes like yours is and the pullets tend to be a bit more brown.
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks younger than 4 months old to me. I vote rooster.
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Check this girl out:
    10 weeks, here. Note the pinking wattles and the pointy tail feathers? But, she's also shaped like a teardrop.
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    She was 16 weeks in this photo and I had someone on the Sussex thread practically insist she was a roo because of the wattles, comb, and shiny green tail feathers (not to mention the white face).
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    She lays pretty little pinkish eggs.

    My advice, look at the body shape. I can't tell with the photo angles you took but if your bird is shaped like a gourd, pullet. If it's tall and upright, cockerel. The face could go either way.
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a cockerel. [​IMG] I will wait to see it does turn out to be. [​IMG]
     

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