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I hadn't noticed the tail. I was looking more at the shape of the head and the size of the shanks. The second bird is much finer. I can see where some of the confusion is coming from when I look at the feathering now.
I have to admit I was wondering why everyone was having so much trouble with it and now I could be wrong too! :lol: :wink:


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Original photo is almost certainly a boy.

They are so funny how you can tell from weeks 3-6 but then its hard to tell again until week 13 or so.

And its all about comparison isnt it. If you have one of each, its obvious.

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Original photo is almost certainly a boy.

They are so funny how you can tell from weeks 3-6 but then its hard to tell again until week 13 or so.

And its all about comparison isnt it. If you have one of each, its
obvious.


:lol: But when you have 3 - it is even more confusing! With my 3 I reckoned a definite boy and a definite girl but the third one was different to either and depended which of the others I compared it to, what I thought it must be.

I have pretty well decided, now that they are 12 weeks old, that I have 2 boys and a girl ...(Suspected this all along and really the doubt probably was just wishful thinking on my part :lol:)

Now for the Speckled Sussex - will start a new thread. The pullets and cockerels seem to be more evident than in my Light Sussex at the same age...


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