speckled sussex question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by scott919, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. scott919

    scott919 New Egg

    Mar 3, 2009
    Hello everyone, I have three speckled sussex chicks and my question is that tomorrow they will be two weeks old and two are far more advanced in feathers than than one yet the same size overall. I'm wondering if its a cockerel or the others are older than I was told. I got two barred rocks at the same time that were a week older and they are a bit larger. Its been 30 years since Ive had chickens and I am enjoying it so.. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. When I can figure it out Ill post a couple of pics.
    thanks, Scott[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  2. MSHEN

    MSHEN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    I've heard that pullets feather more quickly? Any one else know this as a fact? Ther are allot more folks out there with more experiance than me, but I knoe I saw that on here somewhere! [​IMG]
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Boy I don't know...maybe you should just send those speckled sussex to me....I have been wanting some of those...
    (and my pullets of all breeds are feathered much more than my male packing peanuts which were hatched the same day)
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I agree. Pullets usually feather in faster. Also, their tail feathers usually come in faster.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'll be watching this thread.

    Here is my week old sussex and I'm guessing roo, just from the stance.

  6. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I raised 4 speckled sussex pullets and one roo last spring. The pullets feathered out faster. They are cute!
  7. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene Idaho
    oh - I am so hoping you guys are right...I think I'll go count again...here I was thinking that's a boy and that's a boy, and that's a boy...do I have any girls??? I've got lots of tail feathers!!!
  8. scott919

    scott919 New Egg

    Mar 3, 2009
    thank you everyone for the help, i think i have a roo.[​IMG]
  9. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    you have cute chicks:jumpy

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