Thinking my Speckled Sussex is a cockerel, update

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Deebot, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Deebot

    Deebot Chirping

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    I posted several weeks ago and unfortunately he's a bit over 11 weeks now and I'm still leaning towards cockerel. Wattles aren't very big yet and it's hard to tell if there are saddle feathers coming in, but his comb is still much bigger than my other 4 pullets, and he has big gnarled feet. Also his tail seems to stick upwards instead of outwards. Pardon my messy garage. :th

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Speckled Sussex cockerels generally have more white in their chests.
     
  3. Deebot

    Deebot Chirping

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    Ohh I am cautiously optimistic! When it was younger it had quite a bit of a white chest so that had me worried early. sus3.png
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That comb is pretty red for 11 weeks.
    Too young for saddle/hackle feathers.
     
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  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I am pretty sure that is a cockerel.
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Pullet.
     
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  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    I honestly think it looks more like a pullet now than it did when it was smaller. But I'm still not convinced either way. :confused:
     
  9. Hmoob007

    Hmoob007 In the Brooder

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    these are some of my speckled roo and hen around 4/5 months
     
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  10. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Crowing

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    I am wanting to say cockerel since of the comb
     

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