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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:27 pm 
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I'm a little bit confused. In this first photo, I think I've got two cockerels - one either end, with the two in the middle being pullets.

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This little guy, however, is a bit of a runt and I'm just not sure.... any idea?

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Hope someone can shed some light on this for me :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:47 pm 
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I'll have a go -
Billy & Stoner and Buddy Lee are all cockerels. The others are pullets.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:57 pm 
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light sussex can be hard to sex even when they are older than the birds shown.................some breeds just require patience :lol: :P :lol: :P

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:24 pm 
Naomi and Heidi pullets,
Billy Bob, Stoner and Buddy-Lee are cockerels.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:36 pm 
I'm saying the same as the others. 3 boys, 2 girls. My buffs had combs like that at 6 weeks, and are definitely boys (now 10 weeks)


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I agree with 3 cockerals and 2 pullets. I breed light sussex and at this age they are normally pretty easy to sex. By the time they are 2&1/2 - 3 months old they become more difficult until almost maturity. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Thanks heaps for that, everyone. Looks like I'm going to have to harden up, find a good marinade recipe and serve up some chicken kebabs in 6 weeks or so...

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