What Sussex is this chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beggas82, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. beggas82

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  2. beggas82

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    And how can I tell if it's male or female?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Where are you located?
    And what color is it supposed to be?
     
  4. beggas82

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    I just was given a couple Sussex eggs and this is what hatched, it's in Melbourne Aust, could it be a barnevelder X Sussex?
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have red Sussex there? I know the UK has them.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If it was a Sussex/Barnevelder cross, I'd expect a darker down color. Australia has Light, Speckled, Red, and Buff varieties. The down seems too pale for Red, or Buff. Speckled chicks have the wild-type chipmunk markings. And it's definitely not a Light Sussex.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Red Sussex is definitely a recognized breed and given the white legs of your chick it may well be a Red Sussex but I've never actually seen a Red Sussex chick (just Speckled and Light Sussex chicks), so I can't say for sure.
     
  8. beggas82

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    Thanks guys, I guess time will tell. Can anyone help me sex it?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what it is or what gender but, it is a mighty adorable chick. I think if you would repost new photo in 2-4 weeks, we would be able to tell much more.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's too young to sex at this point. I would suggest re-posting its pic in about a month. By then its gender should be more obviously.
     

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