Speckled Sussex rooster babies.....pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HenHaven, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I'm a roo!"

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    "Me too!"

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    "Me three!"


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    Out of my small hatch, I think I have 3 boys and 3 girls. One of the "girls" is still questionable, but she's a girl until proven otherwise!!! The boys are definitely the friendliest and most precocious! [​IMG]
     
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are georgous! [​IMG]
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Sussex is such a lovely chicken. Love the chick pics
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
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    [​IMG] Awww, they're so cute! That's the first time I've seen SS chicks on here. I'm getting 2 in April. I think they're one of the prettiest chickens. [​IMG]

    Susan
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, yeah, those SS boys sure are obvious, Lynn! Remember Nelda's brothers? All round and bobtailed! Out of 8 SS, I had 6 boys and 2 girls.
     
  6. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
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    I love the speckled sussex, I really want to get a few of those someday.
     
  7. fleenorfarmmom

    fleenorfarmmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My two sick chicks that were the most trouble are Speckled Sussex. I'm so anxious for them to completely revcover, but it has been fun watching them. They are really pretty,and their white chests are getting very prominent. They still have the tremors, but they walk ok. Mine must be girls, their combs are different than yours. They were supposed to be girls but you never know.
     
  8. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two or three SS can't remember now....but how do you tell the chicks are roos at that age? Mine also are about that size now.
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  9. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 of the boys pictured have a lot more red in their combs and are showing signs of reddening wattles. The ones that I am assuming are girls (they could be late developing roos) do not have a red comb, and the combs seem smaller. These 3 also are quite "in your face" friendly, which often spells "roo". Of course, nothing is written in stone! Educated guesses, really!

    Here's a pic of one that I believe is a girl:

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Holy Toledo, Lynn! They sure are obvious about being roos, aren't they!! Those are some big combs! Very, very cute!

    Lori
     

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