That 'll be Brian of English River Poultry. I think he is in Ontario? Oh wow, his Speckled Sussex are just...wow. Let me see if I can find a pic of that 2013 SS hen : here ya go, 2nd pic down.
The symmetry and grace on this pullet just fills the eye and you just want to keep looking at her. It is as the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, " Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." I believe that greatness is the measure of the perfection of that union.
Now look at that pullet. She is a study in style and grace. The meat attributes and the egg attributes are harmony in her body type. She does not fight against herself in any area of body type, causing that area to disrupt the unity of the whole picture and distract your eye from the whole. Instead, she is in harmony with herself and her breed type "fills the eye" . You just want to keep looking at her.
Now there's a breeder to try and get stock from in Canada!
Brian sold his whole flock last fall. (He's from Quebec) There were two pullets decended from his birds but they did not do well at the show. There were very few SS this year. Mine placed 1st and 2nd for pullets and 1st for cockerel--but there really was no competition. It was disappointing not to see more. Last year there were lots.
Edited by GreenRiverHen - 11/23/15 at 7:12am