Does anyone know what this hen is? I rescued her this weekend. Owner did not know.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cmarlowdrive, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You are correct. That's a Speckled Sussex.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    What lovely speckling. You need to contact Leela Olson at Kindred Hill Farm in New Hampshire.
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    Someone spent time breeding this girl. We don't see this nice of speckling by accident. Show picture of her to Leela and see what she thinks. I think you may have a nice breeding hen here but can't see the entire body if so, Speckled Sussex are in dire need of breeding partners. if Leela thinks so, get a nice cockerel and breed this hen. Did the breeder have any other Speckled Sussex?
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    Karen
     
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  4. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much. I am pleased that she is such a sweet bird and prolific layer. I have named her Sprinkles.
    Owner could not keep her and did not know what she was. Owner only had one to rehome.
     
  5. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I thought so too. She is a prolific layer and very sweet girl.
     

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