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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Hi I am trying to purchase some light Sussex but can't risk getting roosters. I will need to integrate the new chickens with three Isa's I already have and we aren't allowed roosters.
The owner has sent this photo ( I have his permission to post and ask).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Hi Meshe,

I think there is more boys than girls in your photo.. if they are only 7-8 weeks old.. they have way too much comb and wattle development and look at those tail feather..

If I must pick one girl from this lot.. I will say the top 2 at the back have more chance, maybe even only the top left one.. but the 3 in the front (lower of the photos) are definitely boys.. to my untrained eyes anyway :thumbs:

There are some very good Sussex breeder in this forum, I am sure they will be able to tell you which..

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:23 pm 
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It's a bit hard to see, but my guess is four cockerels and one pullet.

If you post your location, someone on here might have some pullets - you never know.

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i agree in that photo there look to be more males than females :?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:53 pm 
I'm saying 1 pullet - back left of photo. Sussex can be difficult to sex at this age.
Tails are usually MORE developed in the pullets from what I have read and experienced.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:00 pm 
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Chicken07 wrote:
It's a bit hard to see, but my guess is four cockerels and one pullet.

If you post your location, someone on here might have some pullets - you never know.

this is correct


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Thank you so much, you have saved some tears.

Back to searching I go! I live in the Werribee area of Melbourne but travel to Pearcedale every Tuesday.
I am after three (Council rules, we are only allowed six).

(We, the family, have started a healthy eating plan and our three Isa's can't lay enough for us and other family who love there eggs!)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:43 pm 
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They all look like boys to me, but the back left is hard to decide. I have heaps of them here and they're mostly boys so I suspect they'll be in the pot soon


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:37 am 
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Definately all boys except for the top left one.

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