Sussex chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Heathero617, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 1 thats already getting longer tail feathers, is this a sign of being a little boy? here's a picture you can clearly see the 1 has a tail and the others are still fuzzy butts. They all hatched the same day.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    not really
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Just means it's faster maturing. Thick legs and larger combs are a better indicator.

    What's odd about tails is this year growing out a cockerel I noted the hens tails developed faster than his did though he was the largest and had nice comb starting with massive legs.
     
  4. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks, i just figured since it was the only one out of 5 with atual tail feathers it might be a clearer indicator than the combs since they are only 2.5 weeks old.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If they were all from the same pairing, it could be meaningful. I've always heard that the cockerels tended to be slower to feather, though, so that would not be good news for your hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ohh dear no! I dont want 4 roos and 1 hen!!! lol that would not be good
     
  7. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it woudnt and it doesnt nessicarily mean mean its a boy
     

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