TELL ME IT ISN'T SO.... Q- about Speckled Sussex **PICS**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Half-a-dozen, May 31, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well yes...I know you have guessed before a boy..... BUT... If he is he is going on 13 weeks and not crowing!!! Not even trying.... SO... I have posted more pics. The two are SS, they were both suppose to be pullets! [​IMG]

    I love Their coloring, disposition. Ohh and he really don't act like a roo. (No Roo action or dominant behavior)- [​IMG] Can you tell I really want he to be a she...[​IMG]

    Well here are the pics... They are both same age, and both suppose to be pullets...and follow each other around like nuts and honey! They eat together, sleep together and dust together... I won't have to tell you which one I'm asking about, it is pretty obvious, since there is no crowing, I was hoping by feather development of this breed it might be a sign as to girl or boy??? So let me know what you think... [​IMG]

    Them together....
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    The one in question??? Could it be a she and just with really fast crazy comb/waddle dev. ??[​IMG]
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  2. A Carolina Chick

    A Carolina Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, he is a he!
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The not crowing yet part isn't a big issue. I have had 16 - 18 week olds that did not crow. My big blue orp didn't start to crow until 22 weeks. Before that he made cluck and bok noises, growls and whistles. I think you know the answer is it is a cockeral. Look at the difference not only in wattles and comb but hackle and tail feathers as well as the size of the thick legs and feet.
     
  4. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, yes.... your right.... I was just hoping my thinking WAS wrong and you guys would confirm my delerium.... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Altho the crowing made me sit on the fence...so thank you MissPrissy [​IMG]

    I just am in shock as to how many Roo's I am winding up with...when they were suppose to be sexed and pullets!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they came to you from a hatchery they only promise 90% accuracy on the sexing.
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I agree it's a roo too. Sorry but looks like he may be a nice looking one.
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Even I can tell that's a roo... and that's not saying much. But, look at that bird, sure looks ALL boy to me!

    I'm so sorry for you, I feel your pain. I have an almost 9 week old BO and SLW that I'm still trying to be in denial about. Both were supposed to be pullets too. They just can't be boys. [​IMG]
     
  8. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah... it's hard news unless you could keep all your Roos... and why do they have to be so darn beautiful!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    He's a dude. Thick legs, red waddles and beautiful tail feathers... Sorry... but he's a looker [​IMG]
     

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