Manx Rumpy? Speckled Sussex? Ameracauna mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HJECG, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Spot. A local farmer gave her to me recently, and told me that he got her as part of a "grab bag" of chicks from the local feed store two springs ago. He had no idea what sort of chicken she is, and he also told me that none of the other chicks he got at the same time turned out to look a bit like Spot. Do any of y'all have any idea what she might be? As you can see, she's sort of a chocolate brown with lots of speckles, and she's definitely rumpless. She's a medium-large size - not as big as, say, an Orpington, but bigger than some of my Easter Eggers. Her legs are yellow. I've yet to see any egg she's laid, so no clues to her identity there. What your best guess as to what Spot might be?[​IMG]
     
  2. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another photo of Spot.[​IMG]
     
  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Her color looks like my speckled sussex but of course they have tails & white legs. My SS are big on an average of 7#'s each. Hopefully some one with more breed experience will weigh in. I only have SS. She's cute! Is she friendly? Mine follow me around everywhere & talk the whole time.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Be interesting to see what color egg you get, rumplessness does occur randomly, there have been a number of threads where people had Wyandottes etc that were rumpless, so maybe you've got a rumpless Speckled Sussex, sure looks like one otherwise, the hatchery ones don't always have the real pink/white legs.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    A speckeled sussex that happensto be rumpless. She is a SS that for some reason just never grew a tail. I have seen this happen multiple times in many different breeds: wyandottes, leghorns, barred rocks, and so on. Her leg color looks close to that of what it should be, probably isnt going to be spot on since hatcheries dont breed to the SOP.
     

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