What gender are my girls?

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

  1. Tulsaoldhen

    Tulsaoldhen Just Hatched

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    My 4 chicks are 6 weeks old now and really developing into grownups. But one of them in particular looks a bit like a roo to me.

    She's my speckled Sussex, Mildred (or Millard, if she turns out to be a rooster). Photo below of her when she was 5 weeks old. Not a perfect shot, but she wouldn't hold still.

    My other 3 are Wyandottes, and they have fatter butts than Mildred does.
    Also Mildred's tail feathers seem to stand up more.

    Any educated guesses on gender are most appreciated!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing anything screaming cockerel at this point, but it is a bit young yet to say pullets for sure.

    The difference in shape and tail feathers you're seeing is breed difference. Wyandottes are very deep bodied and rounded, wide and hefty birds.

    You can post again around 6-8 weeks so we can see how things look then
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Tulsaoldhen

    Tulsaoldhen Just Hatched

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    Thanks to all of you for your unanimous opinion.
    I have relaxed now and see that she's just different from the other girls. Seems to be slower developing than they are too, which I've read is normal for Sussex breed.
     

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