Speckled Sussex rooster babies.....pics

HenHaven

Songster
12 Years
Mar 3, 2007
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Coarsegold, CA
"I'm a roo!"





"Me too!"




"Me three!"





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!
 

BearSwampChick

Chicken Sensei
12 Years
Jan 10, 2008
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Marysville, OH
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.


Susan
 

fleenorfarmmom

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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Blountville, Tn
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.
 

Half-a-dozen

Songster
12 Years
May 26, 2007
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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.
thanks
 

HenHaven

Songster
12 Years
Mar 3, 2007
872
4
161
Coarsegold, CA
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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