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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:10 pm 
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G'day all,

When I got my chickens a few weeks ago they were about four weeks old. They should now be about seven weeks old. They should be all female and they should be...
3 Black Australorps
1 Buff Sussex
1 White Sussex
1 Rhode Island Red
1 New Hampshire

Below is a photo compilation. Please let me know which is which and if any of them appear to be male.

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Obviously the black ones (#s 1,3,7) are the three Australorps and the white one (#6) is the white sussex.

The white sussex has a bare butt and is a bit bare on the tops of the wings. Is she about to get proper feathers or is there some problem?

Is #5 the buff sussex?

If you click on the image, it will take you to a larger version of the image.

Also, if you go to http://www.greenaus.com/chooks, you'll be able to see a whole bunch of photos taken today. If you have the time and want to take a look and let me know anything about what you see, please do.

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yes, #5 is buff sussex :)

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Not so sure the buff is a pullet...is it older than the rest?

Also is it a white sussex or a light sussex? White sussex are pure white, whereas Light Sussex have the black neck hackles and tail (columbian)

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jocler wrote:
Not so sure the buff is a pullet...is it older than the rest?

Also is it a white sussex or a light sussex? White sussex are pure white, whereas Light Sussex have the black neck hackles and tail (columbian)

J


Might be because the buff was closest to the camera. Looks closer to the light sussex size in another photo. I'll go down and visually check later.

It was after I got the "white sussex" that I began seeing people writing only two types everywhere. light and buff. I began to wonder if I had mis-heard the lady I got them off.

You can see the black around her neck in the photos. I guess she is a light sussex.


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yes 5 is the buff sussex---and not sure of sex

the darker bird # 4 should be the rir


the light sussex should feather up some breeds or even strains within breeds are slower feathering---- :lol:


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If the buff is the same age as the light sussex then it could be a cockerel. It looks like it is developing wattles and a tail carriage but could just be a faster developing line. The light sussex looks like a pullet.

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Buff looks like a cockerel to me! :(

Don't panic yet though, I have some sussex that are twice their age and I can still barely be sure of the sexes! :oops:

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you go 2 buffs by the looks

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Looks asif #5 is a rooster, also looks like you have a RIR rooster also. Take them back to the person you purchased them off and get a refund


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the New happsear looks like its getting its comb to early like a rooster. :(


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Well Charlie,

Rex has coloured up beautifully, even if I do say so myself.

Brownie looks happy there. She was always going clucky here. She reared a couple of lovely chicks too. A very protective mother.

I am glad to see thay have a good home.

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