Speckled Sussex pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cogburn85, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Cogburn85

    Cogburn85 Just Hatched

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    Hi ya'll!
    I'm new to BYC but have been enjoying all the great information from everyone for quite a while now[​IMG]. I recently got three "pullets" to add some color to my flock, a silver laced wyandotte, light Brahma, and a speckled sussex. The Sussex is a little older than 4 weeks (about a week older than the other two) and from what I have read, shows some signs of being a roo. I know it's still way too early to tell, but I thought I'd post some pictures to get any input and to just say hi!
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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you 100% sure these are pure bred?? Not Mixed? They are young---so its hard to tell from the pics.
     
  3. Cogburn85

    Cogburn85 Just Hatched

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    They came from my local feed store.. So they definitely could be a mix!
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    I think the Sussex is purebred
    This variety usually isn't evaluated for quality til 10-12 weeks because they are a tricolor bird. Give the bird time
    Best, Karen
     
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  5. Cogburn85

    Cogburn85 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the replies.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed[​IMG]
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree!! After studying the light-brahma----its at that ugly feather stage, but has some markings that makes me feel it is probably pure too-----the Silver lace is probably right too----in a few more weeks you can tell better. If I was a betting person I would say that the SS and the SL are pullets----the Brahma---not sure yet.
     
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  7. Cogburn85

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    Thanks for the feedback.. They are definitely in that ugly feather stage!
     
  8. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of them are screaming cockerel. They all seem purebred, as Riverman said. The second picture shows the SLW stretching his wing. Is here a prominent gap in the wing feathers? If so, probably not a pullet.
     
  9. Cogburn85

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    Thanks, there doesn't seem to be a very big gap in the wing feathers. Is this a rooster characteristic? Also, all three seemed to grow their tail feathers very early.. Unlike my previous roosters who were tailless for quite a while! I'm hoping that means pullet.
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    I don't see any obvious cockerels.
     

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