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What about the gender of this one? Thanks for your help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lpiper, May 30, 2016.

  1. lpiper

    lpiper Just Hatched

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    This Speckled Sussex (front) has a slightly larger comb than the other large hens. At 7 1/2 weeks perhaps a comb starting to appear is normal for hens too? OR is she possibly a cockerel? I hope not. She is so pretty. Thanks for your input!

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Well...I can't really see her well in this picture but a larger comb than the others doesn't necessarily mean cockerel. I'm not seeing a comb that screams boy, but it is hard to tell in the picture. A side shot would be good.
     
  3. lpiper

    lpiper Just Hatched

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  4. lpiper

    lpiper Just Hatched

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    Here are a few more shots. Thanks for the input![​IMG]
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  5. lpiper

    lpiper Just Hatched

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  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm gonna go with pullet. However that could change and I could be wrong. Was she supposed to be sexed as a "pullet" when you got her?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet.
     
  8. lpiper

    lpiper Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info. My feed store gives a 90% chance of pullet in the larger breeds and only 50% with bantams. Hence the two bantam Roos I've got to get rid of.
     
  9. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going with pullet now, but can you post a pic in a few weeks?
     

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