What Gender/Speckled Sussex Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SushiLove, May 17, 2009.

  1. SushiLove

    SushiLove Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased two 3 day old SS chicks on April 24th.
    They are supposed to be pullets.
    Looking at them now...I believe I have a boy and a girl.
    One is significantly bigger than the other, has a pronounced comb, brighter plumage and huge feet! The tail feathers are carried high.
    The other is smaller and lighter. Dainty feet. Has a smaller comb. Long tail feathers are carried horizontal.
    I have to figure out how to upload images as I am a new forum member.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure sounds like you have one of each. Maybe you could post a picture of them together.
     
  3. SushiLove

    SushiLove Out Of The Brooder

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    As awkward as it feels posting a picture of my toilet....this is the most recent picture of the kids. I must say they had a ball sliding off the edge and jumping back up over and over again. The cat made sure no one was being too pushy.
    I'll try to get a better picture posted.
     
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  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
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    Hey I have two exactly like them same description to the letter! lol I thought the differences in mine was due to trouble hatching, I had to rescue both of mine from there shells and they had a rough start, Maybe not! I will be very interested to see what folks say, sorry that I can't help you with the sexing because Im lost when it comes to them. [​IMG]
     
  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Their head is what gives it away the most to me. I can not see the ones head bit the one I can see I think it is a hen.
     
  6. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one on the right looks like our sussex males...very pretty birds!
     
  7. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see their combs well on a pic you posted here. but, I would say you have one roo & one hen from the pics of your BYC page. They are very cute! [​IMG] Noriko.
     
  8. SushiLove

    SushiLove Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so very much for your responses and kind words!
    My camera is very old and it's difficult to get head shots!
    For what it's worth....please refer to the images below
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    My girl
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    My boy?

    A friend of mine has agreed to take the male once he reaches crowing age. I would love to keep him, but in my urban setting, that wouldn't go over well with the neighbors. I know the female will be heartbroken:(
     
  9. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Looks like a roo to me...
     
  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Yes, I too would say one roo and one pullet. I have the same situation - was Supposed to have 3 pullets, but one ended up being a roo. Handsome bugger, but disappointing nonetheless.
     

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