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Is she a Speckled Sussex?

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I got two chicks that were supposed to be Speckled Sussex, but I am starting to wonder now.  Does she look like a Speckled Sussex chick?

 

 


Edited by McKinneyMike - 2/22/16 at 3:12pm
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Pea comb and greenish legs; definitely not a Sussex. Looks like an Easter Egger.

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I just have to wonder if anyone ever gets the chicks that they want sometimes.  I am OK with Easter Eggers if that is what they are.........  I just want healthy happy girls :)

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A lot of times the people at the feed store have absolutely no idea how to tell any of their chicks apart. Easter Eggers can look very similar to Speckled Sussex chicks, and if the person isn't looking for the subtle differences like comb type or leg color, it's an easy mistake to make.


Edited by junebuggena - 2/22/16 at 4:07pm
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A lot of times the people at the feed store have absolutely no idea how to tell any of their chicks apart. Easter Eggers can look very similar to Speckled Sussex chicks, and if the person isn't looking for the subtle differences like comb type or leg color, it's an easy mistake to make.

Thank you.  They are both the same color (black and white).  Do you think that this color will carry thru as they grow out?  I am curious how much they might change in color when they mature.

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Yes, they will be mostly black and white. The one pictured looks like she will be a pretty silver partridge color, similar to a dark Brahma.

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Yes, they will be mostly black and white. The one pictured looks like she will be a pretty silver partridge color, similar to a dark Brahma.

Thanks again.  They both look almost identical so at least I know what I can expect now as they grow.  I also have 4 smaller Australorp chicks.  They are about two weeks younger.  It will be 2 weeks tomorrow that we have had them.  So far so good.  Thanks again!

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