Speckled Sussex Roo? I think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LuvMyChicks1491, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. LuvMyChicks1491

    LuvMyChicks1491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckle is15-18 weeks old not exactly sure. Her/His comb has been red since he/she came to live here. I was told that Speckle was a hen, but I'm having second thoughts. I have been looking at other pictures, but I'm more confused then ever. I haven't gotten an egg, and there hasn't been and crowing yet. You are all a wealth of knowledge and experience. Please help me out. What do you think Hen or Rooster?
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd say rooster, at the younger end of the age range you posted.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say rooster too. I see saddle feathers and a sickle feather in the tail.

    Also more white on the chest (not always indicative) and tall stance versus a "tear drop" body style.

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That is a cockerel.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a rooster, you can see the pointed saddle(back) and hackle(neck) feathers coming in. Looks like he's about 4 months old
     
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  7. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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