this “pullet” looks suspect.. please help!

what is this little babe


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sammyrenny

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Apr 30, 2018
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so for a bit of background... 2 years ago i got 6 chicks from a woman i found on craigslist... bad idea i know... i was told it was 1 rooster and 5 hens. welp not true i ended up with 6 roosters. i loved all of them to death and they were all extremely friendly roosters and got along ok. now i’m down to 2 due to them refusing to sleep together and roosting up in trees. i found them dead with their heads missing in the morning which was devastating. so now that i have two i decided to go and get some hens. i bought 12 chicks from tractor supply back in august. all we’re supposed to be pullets. but now that they are about 8 weeks old one of my speckled sussex pullets looks more like a cockerel. it doesn’t have much of a tail compared to the other 2 speckled sussex and it’s comb is larger and pinker and it has the beginning of wattles coming in. i will attach some pictures of the chick in question tell me what your opinion is! thank you!
 

sammyrenny

Chirping
Apr 30, 2018
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they all looked exactly the same when they first came home and they all came out of the same bin but as they were growing that’s when i noticed a difference in the one. they were all supposed to be speckled sussex... the chick in question really don’t have much of a tail compared to my other two sussex. and it has more black in it and that fluorescent green like a mallard duck. if it’s a different breed but still a hen i’m fine with that i just don’t think having 3 roosters and only 11 hens would work.
 

sammyrenny

Chirping
Apr 30, 2018
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that was what that chick looked like when i first brought it home. is that what an ancona looks like as a tiny chick? (it’s the brown one with the dark strip down it’s back)
 

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