Speckled Sussex take three

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Whitepetunia, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Whitepetunia

    Whitepetunia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again, I'm back with this crazy Speckled Sussex again. I've been sharing photos of this bird since "she" was 8 weeks old. "She" is now 26 weeks old and I think definitely looking like a rooster. It's been very confusing, because for awhile I was getting differenly shaped, differently colored brown eggs. (I have one black australorpe, and the rest are EE so green and blue eggs). Now, no mystery eggs, but also no crowing.

    This was 16 weeks- everyone said HEN

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    This is now- 26 weeks
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    WDYT?
     
  2. shellyk

    shellyk Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert but those green tail feathers look pretty roostery to me
     
  3. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats definitely a roo. He has pointy saddle and Hackle feather and he has the sickle feathers in his tail.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    100% cockerel. He's pretty!
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster. No doubt what so ever in my mind.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely a cockerel.
     
  7. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A handsome rooster!
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    she is a cockerel instead. you see those long slender pointed feathers at the base of the tail? those are his saddles and only a roosters saddle will look like that (the hens saddle just looks like the rest of her body). his hackles (neck feathers) are also long slender and pointed just like his saddles. the sickles also say cockerel though i have seen hens with sickles like his (those 2 longer tail feathers)
     

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