Speckled Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mama2my4, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can you tell gender? I picked up 4 SR this morning. I am hoping i can tell soon before the kids get too attached and we end up with 4 roos!

    Thanks!

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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 weeks.
     
  3. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of them are obvious around 4 weeks because they start growing a big, red comb. Others can keep you guessing until around 4-5 months.
     
  5. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok this is probably neither here nor there, but of my 4, one has a huge tail! The rest just have little tufts. Does this mean anything? I am simply adoring these little ones!!
     
  6. bigchiefhoho

    bigchiefhoho Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe the girls usually feather in first, so I'd guess girl if it's got a lot of tail feathers already, but that is totally not 100% so don't get too set on it!
     
  7. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! I bought four in the hopes of walking away with at least one girl. So hopefully she will be "the" one!!
     
  8. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hens usually feather out faster then roos
     
  9. rocketmail

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    cool i never knew that
     
  10. Yardfarm Family

    Yardfarm Family Out Of The Brooder

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    Did any wind up being roos? I have 1, 6wk Speckled Sussex and I have no clue what gender it is. "she" feathered later then all my other chicks but they were all different breeds, and her tail feathers are just coming in. Her comb is very slight pink, just started and no wattles. I'd love to here how your flock panned out. I haven't found clear answers to any SS gender identifying. Thanks!
     

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