what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AussieHens96, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Female

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  2. Don't know

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  3. Male

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  1. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 weeks old light sussex. what gender?[​IMG]

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have never raised this breed so I don't know but he sure has a cockerel stance so I voted cockerel.
     
  3. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At eleven weeks, that is a cockeral
     
  5. Prettyhorse32

    Prettyhorse32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 hens of this breed... This is a very upright stance.. I would say Cockeral!!
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    For 11 weeks, stance, that much comb and pink, I would say roo...also appears to be have the beginnings of a saddle.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  8. AussieHens96

    AussieHens96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've been told to wait a couple more weeks to see if spurs develop. Doesn't act or strut like a rooster and most of the time those feathers and curved down.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's too young to act like a rooster, or have much in the way of sex feathers. And spur are not a reliable gender indicator, some hens have wicked spurs, some roosters don't get any until they're over a year old.

    At this age, it's all about the comb. That much comb and wattle, plus the thicker legs and just more upright, gangly look indicate male.
     

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