Did I Buy The Wrong Bird??? D:

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magicpigeon, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    The bird in question is 3.5 weeks old. After being told by a few people it does not look like a speckled sussex I googled it and they were right! [​IMG] Here are some pics of him/her at 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks:

    1 WEEK:


    2 WEEKS:


    3 WEEKS:


    Yes, this is the same bird I posted about which I was unsure of the gender. Does anybody have reference pictures of a s.s. at 3 weeks? I'm waiting for it to feather out, just to be sure, but I think I was conned... [​IMG]

    Here is a pic I just found (sorry, i do not own it). Mine looks totally different......[​IMG]

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    Definitely not a Speckled Sussex.
  3. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    But REALLY cute.
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    No, it does not look like a SS, and the skin should be pink or white, not yellow or peach in color. Neverthanless, its cute!
  5. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Well, it is really really cute. Really cute. I have no idea what it is... Did I mention it is cute. With my collection of hatchery chick I ordered a Speckled Sussex and got everything but... or it may have been the one that died on day one. I'm not sure. But now I have combined what I love about the Speckled Sussex, it's speckly color, with what I love about a cochin, feathery feet and a very sweet disposition, and have discovered the Mille Fleur Cochin.

    You do at least have a speckly bird, and probably a pullet -- it's a very nice start.

  6. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2010
    I am not sure what it is, but I do know that it's not a speckled sussex. It is, however, very cute!
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Looks like a New Hampshire Red to me.
  8. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    Quote:I agree looks like a New Hamp. [​IMG]
  9. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    My question is where did you get it? Did you get it from a top show breeder of Speckled Sussex that breeds to the standard or from a hatchery? If not from a Show line, and from a hatchery it could very well be a Speckled Sussex. The Hatchery birds DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURES in the catalog. The pics are taken from show quality stock, to give the buyer an idea of what it should look like, the birds you buy RARELY come close to the standard.So again it depends on where you perchased the chick from. Just like in dogs if you get a puppy from joe smo who has 2 labs & breeds them just because they have some sort of papers, does not get you the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club in that litter of Black lab pups with white lines on their chests. So grow it out & see how it finishes feathering up, then you will have a better idea of what it could be.
  10. rearrolled

    rearrolled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2011
    omg that is what happend to me that is not a sus i breed light sus and sus its a x breed [​IMG] i cant say the breed u thort it was im not aloud to say se*x

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