Sussex Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CapoBro, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. CapoBro

    CapoBro Out Of The Brooder

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    I had determined that this Sussex I have is a rooster, but he still doesn't have spurs and is 32 weeks. Did I make a mistake or is this a hen with a masculine haircut? Need to know before I make chicken noodles out of one of my layers.


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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get us a better photo? The one you posted is very small and doesn't get any bigger when I click on it. I'd also like to see one that's a close up side profile of the bird.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say a rooster as I haven't seen a hen that dark of a color before
     
  4. CapoBro

    CapoBro Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try another another pic, but I imported it as the largest and it still didn't expand.
     
  5. CapoBro

    CapoBro Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope this helps a bit more.

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a rooster.
     
  7. CapoBro

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    That's what I thought too. When do they get their spurs? I thought those would have grown in by now.
     
  8. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were told by a breeder that spurs on a Banty comes in about 1 1/2 years of age (this may possibly be true for other breeds too.), but a roo doesn't come into real adulthood until he's about 2 years old. Hens can get spurs too.
     
  9. CapoBro

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    Thanks everybody. Sounds like it's time for us to enjoy some chicken and noodles.
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    For 8 months old you should see saddle feathers, and I aint. Are you sure its 32 weeks old? It should be laying eggs if a hen or crowing and mating by now if a rooster.
     

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