Are these BOTH Speckled Sussex?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Silverado, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Silverado

    Silverado New Egg

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    Both of these Roo's are 6 months old. We were only supposed to get ONE rooster of the 6 Speckled Sussex, but as statistics usually wins in the end, we ended up with two. My question is, do both look like straight Speckled Sussex roosters? The only other breeds we ordered were 2 Wyndottes, AND 6 Buff Orpingtons.
    The first photo is of Dillon.

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    The second photo is Cogburn

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    see the difference?
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes but first one better
     
  3. Silverado

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    Quote:So the second one is more of a "cross"?
     
  4. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I don't know enough about chicken breeds to say - but they definitely look different. I got a "girl" SS that turned out to be a Roo, and he looked like Dillon. Had to give him away, but he went to a good home. Both of your boys are beautiful.
     
  5. nicalandia

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    Quote:is overly mottled preferred on the speckled sussex? I like the second one, its mottling is nicer..
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So the second one is more of a "cross"?

    no just not as nice
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:So the second one is more of a "cross"?

    I don't think that's what they are saying. I think they mean the first one is better quality.

    I disagree though. I like the quality of the second roo better.

    Just my opinion [​IMG] Don't know a whole lot about the breed in and of itself, but both are beautiful. I would just pick the second one first if to choose.
     
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  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is overly mottled preferred on the speckled sussex? I like the second one, its mottling is nicer..

    mottleing might be better but the coloring isnt
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I would never breed the first one. Way to much white.
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:So the second one is more of a "cross"?

    no just not as nice

    define nice!

    below bird is a SQ spangled OEG from GotGame..
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    Quote:is overly mottled preferred on the speckled sussex? I like the second one, its mottling is nicer..

    mottleing might be better but the coloring isnt

    I see his hackle is deep Rich Mahogany are you talking about that..?
     
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