Speckled Sussex gender

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I’m pretty sure I have a roo out of my 3 girls I purchased from farm n fleet that were all said to be pullets. Can anyone help me sex them... they are 7 weeks. I can try and get other pics if needed. Thanks In advance! Image 1 is sunny, image 2 is cake and image 3 is Izzy- the one I’m assuming is a roo. She was the biggest when I got her. The others have caught up in size. I don’t see a difference in feet or leg size, and I’m not very good at telling if the wing feathers look different.
 

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Speckled sussex can be difficult, but it's a fair bet that red or pink comb at that age equals rooster. I know the third picture is a cockerel. The second picture may also be-7 weeks is too young for pinking. The first one so far looks like a pullet.
 

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Their tails are brown and black with white on the ends, while their beaks are brownish-pink. Male Speckled Sussex chickens have a dark mahogany head, neck, and saddle with the tip of almost every feather adorned with white and a black bar that lies between the white tip and the remainder of the feather.

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They also go through a juvie molt phase and stay hen feathered for longer than you think, which makes them tricky. Idk for sure, but the combs don't lie, especially that early.
 

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The third pic is a definite roo. Hens don't get that much comb and wattle until they're at point of lay. The first one seems like a pullet and the second one I'm not sure, but leaning towards pullet for now, based on the smoother coloring and small comb on the first one which tends to be a female trait.
 

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