Is this really a Speckled Sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonderah, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Athena. She will be 5 weeks old on Monday the 16th. I'm concerned because she looks NOTHING like my SS roo did at her age. Do pullet SS look that much different than cockerels? [​IMG]
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    Sorry the pics are so bad. She isn't the most social bird. Its hard to get near her without her running.
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised 20 of these this spring, It looks like a speckled sussex to me. They change a lot as they mature.
     
  3. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! Just thought I better double check. Lol I know mistakes r easy to make.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is a Speckled Sussex.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just adding another vote for Speckled Sussex! Pretty bird, and I'm sure she'll get even prettier when she's mature.
     
  6. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I thinks she's pretty too! She looks like an eagle. Lol
     
  7. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be her "man", IF he learns to behave.
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    Sorry, he's a busy fellow. Hard to get good pics usually!
     
  8. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? I raised a bunch and chose the best two roosters. Some of them were soooo wimpy, and others were sooo aggressive!! I picked two that were down the middle. They seem to have worked out, Oliver is in charge! I have Stanley and Oliver. This is Oliver. How many of this breed do you have?? They are so pretty!
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  9. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I got him this past Spring. Idr exactly when, but he was only a week old when I got him. Him and my almost 5 week old pullet r the only ones so far. I did hatch some if his "mutts", he fertilized with my red sex links. 1 looks like him, but of course isn't. Lol
     

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