Two suspect Roos!?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kirbzilla, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Kirbzilla

    Kirbzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my second year raising chicks and in this batch I have two rather suspect chickens that I think may be Roos, a speckled Sussex and a giant blue cochin. I have pics below, the other SSs and cochins do not have comb and waddle development.

    Here is the suspect SS

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    Here is a female SS of the same age

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    And the suspect Cochin

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    Thanks for your input ! We have plenty of ladies so I'm sure these two would have plenty of action [​IMG]
     
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  2. Anujin

    Anujin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I've got a 7 wk old speckeld sussex who I suspect is a roo--here's his photo:
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    This is my speckled sussex lady of the same age:
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    My suspected roo has a really short, cupped upright tail and his comb is more red/developed than my lady.
    BUT--I've heard speckled sussex are notoriously hard to sex with an certainty until you see an egg....

    Good luck with your beautiful chickens!
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I am having the problem with my speckled sussex.
    Usually I can sex my chicks at 3 weeks old.
    First year with the speckled sussex for me.
     
  4. Kirbzilla

    Kirbzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard the same about speckled sussex. Mine has the same cupping and my other ladies have no comb or waddles yet. They are all a little over 5 weeks old.
     
  5. Kirbzilla

    Kirbzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a follow up - both suspect Roos did indeed become Roos!

    The Cochin Now

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    And the speckled Sussex now
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  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww...look at those handsome boys!
     

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