Speckled Sussex sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clemsonchicken, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. clemsonchicken

    clemsonchicken Just Hatched

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    17 weeks old speckled sussex. Any guess at sex?
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like my SS hens. :)
     
  3. clemsonchicken

    clemsonchicken Just Hatched

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    U think hen?!? We have been thinking roo bc it's had very red and prominent comb and wattle for a while but the hackle feathers look more hen-like to me. Thanks!
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Are you sure about age?

    We're going to need photos of the whole bird. From what I can see this looks like a cockerel quite a bit younger than 17 weeks.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hackle feathers look rounded to me also, so I'd say pullet (but it does look older than 17 weeks).
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    The dark feathers around the neck look rooster to me.
     
  7. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking pullet!
     
  8. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet.
     
  9. clemsonchicken

    clemsonchicken Just Hatched

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    Thanks to all! I'll get whole bird pics tomorrow. And I got this one as a week to 2 week old chick 15 weeks ago.
     
  10. Stephine

    Stephine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hm. a lot of red comb and wattle for 17 weeks. I'll look for a picture of my Speckled Sussex hens at that age... Here she is, our Daisy at 16 1/2 weeks: [​IMG] much smaller paler comb and wattle....
     
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