What gender is my Speckled Sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ivy061, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Ivy061

    Ivy061 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my speckled sussex I got a few months ago. At least I think it's a speckled sussex...
    Anyway, do you think my baby is a hen or roo?
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, Its a Speckled Sussex and a pullet for sure.
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad quality sussex. I would guess pullet.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep Her color is a little too light and brassy. Thats something I select against in my breeders
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep Her color is a little too light and brassy. Thats something I select against in my breeders

    Her "speckling" is pretty off too :\\
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep Her color is a little too light and brassy. Thats something I select against in my breeders

    Her "speckling" is pretty off too :\\

    No Thats normal, It starts out like that in the breast . They dont get the dispersed spots until they are 3-4 months old.
    Here is a young pair of mine.
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    And here are some older breeders that have their spots dispersed and arranged .
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  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Agreed -- and she looks pretty young - maybe 10-12 weeks?
     
  8. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC, Ivy. Congrats on your baby being a pullet. Good news, right? [​IMG]
    Don't be put off by the negative comments being posted about your girl. I'm quite sure she's very sweet and that you will enjoy her very much.
    I don't remember you asking if she was show quality anyway, right? [​IMG]
    Have a great day!!
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I didn't know that. My girl's spots started in on the chest, but never dispersed. She looks more like a flower hen than a sussex XD
     

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