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What gender is my sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickies101, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Chickies101

    Chickies101 Chirping

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    What gender is this little chick
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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    Much too early to tell. Is it a white Sussex?
     
  3. Chickies101

    Chickies101 Chirping

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    yes, white with black neck
     
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  4. featherfella

    featherfella Chirping

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    Yes, i agree with JedJackson. I raise Silver Sussex and from my experience, you can really only tell at about three weeks of age.
     
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  5. Chickies101

    Chickies101 Chirping

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    Oh.. how can you tell? what features of the chick?
     
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  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Wait until around six weeks.
     
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  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    Well one way I tell is the colour or size of the chicks wattles and comb. It doesn't work for every breed but for the more common ones it usually does.

    Also another way to tell is the overall size of the chick and sometimes the chicks feet size too. Sometimes the personality can tell but there are hens who act just like roosters.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Mostly you need to wait till they are old enough to show some gender features, 8 weeks or so for comb development. 3 mos.+ to see gender feathering differences like hackle & saddle featherin
     
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  9. Chickies101

    Chickies101 Chirping

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    He/she is now around 4 wks

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