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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:47 pm 
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3 poses. Almost tail-less but wattles and comb not very red or developed.

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This is a different one than I posted at 5 weeks old. I thought it was a cockerel, not so sure now...


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I dont know much about Sussex but my money is on cockrel - But please take into account I am usually always wrong :wink:

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I think its a boy to and i have sussex.

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I am 95% sure cockerel.

If this is the one we all had a go on last time, i think i was wrong the first time.

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think cockerel too I am affraid :( cheers pam

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yep cockerel...sorry cackles

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The fellow featured at 5 weeks is now wearing a pink band - but the wishful thinking didn't work!

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Here he is. I'm pretty sure that I have one pullet and these 2 boys for the 3 Light Sussex.

The combs on the Speckled Sussex Cockerels are redder than these ones, but I still am not absolutely sure of how many of each sex I have among the 5 of them.


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I've given up trying to sex my Light Sussex.

I was sure I had all girls at about 6 weeks......

Then by 14 weeks I was positive I had at least 3 cockerals.....

And now at 20 weeks I'm thinking they're all girls again!! :? :? :?

Don't make any harsh decisions yet is all I can say! :lol:

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Lol - I almost gave away 2 Silver Sussex pullets last year! It was the first lot of Sussex I'd had. Only in the 'giveaway' ad pictures of them did someone tell me that they thought they were pullets! I didn't dream that I could possibly be lucky enough to have 4 pullets out of 5 chicks (the 4th pullet was Sussex X Rock)- and one had so much smaller comb and wattles than the other 2 - still does at 12 months! :lol:


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2 pics of 11 week old Light Sussex chicks.

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I'm happy to accept that one of these is a rooster chick, but does that make the other a pullet?

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Kirribindi Farm wrote:
2 pics of 11 week old Light Sussex chicks.

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I'm happy to accept that one of these is a rooster chick, but does that make the other a pullet?

Jacquie


I think ckrl and pullet


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I agree; top cockerel - bottom pullet.


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Kirribindi -

I think this is where I'm getting confused...... :oops:

I had three that looked very similar to your top pic in terms of development, size of the wattle and comb etc but they had the slightly "softer" looking feathering of the bottom pic.

I was sure they were cockerals.......now they look more like pullets every day so I'm holding onto them for a bit longer to be sure. :roll:

Pity I sold one at Bacchus Marsh for a miserly $10. Bet you it turns out to be a girl as well. Hope the buyer doesn't mind. :lol:

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The soft feathering around the tail is also indicative of a cockerel, the pullet tail is much more clearly defined.

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i breed sussex i putting my money on a cockral because it hasn't got its tail feathers yet. the hens get theirs pritty much straight away.

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