Anyone ever heard of Speckledy hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilshadow, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a hybrid. I have tried finding them here in US, but from what I have found they are mostly in the UK. I may be searching the wrong places, but I would really like some of them. Not sure what they are crossed with though.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Speckled Sussex?

    I have three in the bator right now. Got them from bargain.

    2nd picture on this thread....Orps and Speckled Sussex

    And check this out here at Feathersite: Sussex
     
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do those lay a dark chestnut-brown egg? It looks like a Speckled Sussex, my book says it is a layer of a dark chestnut-brown egg. So I am assuming that it isn't that breed.
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    no. the Speckled Sussex I have in the bator are light brown eggs.
     
  5. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to do more research on this breed. It's a very nice looking bird.
     
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    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if the book I have which is "A slice of organic life" if it has the wrong picture of the chicken. The hen actually looks like a Speckled Sussex, but that web site you put up says different so do others.
     
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    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry don't know- Maybe you could write Barry at Feathersite.com , He's always taken time to answer questions that I couldn't find anywhere else. It could just be a name that's mostly used in the UK. I ran across a breed called "Allen Setter bantams" at one time and he was the only one who had ever heard of them and later he put them in his list of Chicken Breeds. Good luck in your search - If I run across any info on the web , I will post it here for you to read.

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  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As stated it is a RIR X Cuckoo Marans sex linked hybrid.
     

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