Great Speckled Sussex source?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SycolinWoodsChickens, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I'm new to chickens and purchased a variety of breeds last year trying to determine which ones we liked best. The chicks were from Meyers and we lost over 1/2 our SS chicks in the first week. Now that the others are 30 weeks old we love our SS. They are the friendliest bird we have. No aggression at all and laying well.

    In the Spring I would like to add another flock of birds and would like more SS including a roo for breeding. Can anyone recommend a breeder that sells quality SS? We were disappointed with losing so many hatchery birds so maybe trying a different source would work better for us.

    (BTW, all the other breeds from Meyers survived and are laying well.)
  2. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I'd be interested in this info also.
  3. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I ordered 4 SSs thru Ideal Hatchery last year. I love mine as well, they are the most friendly, curious breeds of chickens I have ever owned [​IMG] I had one pass (believe she got into moldy feed, inside a brick [​IMG] ) Here is a recent pic of mine...I plan on ordering more next year, they are laying great as well.

  4. hiker125

    hiker125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    Me too. My SS is by far my favorite chicken. None of mine are laying yet, but she is the nicest, calmest bird you have ever seen. My hubby, who is NOT in love the the fuzzy butts, loves her to pieces. I want MORE.
  5. hiker125

    hiker125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    AugustMomx2- those sure are pretty birds. I love the expression on their faces. Were they getting a treat?
  6. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Thanks [​IMG] Nope, they thought the camera in my hand was a treat, since for the most part I do have a treat in my hand for them [​IMG] Since they are so friendly, they are usually the first @ my feet and the last to leave.

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    I breed them, but I only ship hatching eggs and the hens arent laying right now and I have about a dozen people on my list for when they do, but if you would be interested in some of my eggs and would like to be put on my list, please PM me and let me know.

    Here is a link to one of my old listings with pics and prices.
  8. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    I have some REALLY exciting news for anyone interested in Speckled Sussex. Tony Albritton, who is one of the top exhibitors here in the NW and is almost always on Champion Row with his Speckled Sussex, Black Langshans, and LF White Wyandottes is selling chicks this spring from the same matings he uses to raise his show stock. I happened to be clerking for Mr. Overton in the Spring when he was judging Mr. Albrittons sussex (Mr. Overton also raises speckled sussex) and he was VERY impressed with Tony's quality.

    Tony gave me a flyer this past weekend, and once I have time this weekend (have a big test tomorrow and a paper) I will type it up so you can see what he is offering. I would recommend him HIGHLY for his sussex, and I expect his reservations for chicks will fill quickly.

    Also, if you have a 4-h kid and want to do well at fairs with some quality birds, I recommend his birds highly. Tony often will win a show with his birds, not to mention end up on Champion row. I'm certain he is a master breeder of a couple breeds, but I haven't checked and forgot to ask.
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Like an earlier poster I have speckled sussex. I'm back ordered now and can be accepting egg orders ....probably mid January....Please pm me if you are interested. We full time farm and you can see our birds under pictures at our web site....Thanks and have a blessed day.
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I highly recommend "bargain's" Speckled Sussex.

    She really knows how to pack well for the post office and her birds are BIG and gentle and beautiful... and the girls lay well. Give her a try.

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