OMG! Dumbest mistake EVER!!! D:

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by magicpigeon, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I bought what I thought was a speckled sussex about 6 weeks ago. It's only now, after about 5 people telling me, "that doesn't look like a sussex", and believing it was just hatchery quality, to realise what I indeed bought was SEX-LINK!! GAAAH! And, just to rub it in, I picked a MALE. [​IMG]
    This did not occur to me at the time as there are literally ZILCH speckled sussex breeders in all of NSW and I was really excited. After driving about 3 hours, and finally picking up only one, I actually only distantly noticed half were of a lighter shade than the other. I chose the largest one with the smallest comb. Now it is obviously a HE. He has a ginormous comb, thick legs and the beginnings of spurs. And I'm guessing, since he is a sex link, I will not be able to cross him with my light sussex pullet. I am telling myself to never buy from this breeder again, though the last time I was there, i saw some lovely plymouth rocks [​IMG] BUT I WILL RESIST!!! [​IMG] I DON'T WANT MORE SEXLINKS!!! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010 should enter the second pic to be the weekly pic for byc. I don't know how you do it though.
  3. Hanaruru

    Hanaruru Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2011
    Puget Sound Area
    seems like the people you bought from should have told you what breed you were getting. disappointing [​IMG]
  4. Colie <3

    Colie <3 Collecting my Cuties

    Feb 3, 2011
    Fayetteville, NC
    He's cute though! Why on earth didn't the breeder clue you in? Were they scamming or what?

    [​IMG] <--- this would be me if I were you and I saw them again lol
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Nice looking bird. He's clean and well cared for.
  6. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    If that's the dumbest mistake you've ever made, you're doing well. [​IMG] He's a handsome chick and looks healthy and happy.

    Did the breeder tell you it was a SS? I would be disappointed in that case, too. Otherwise, think of him as a great learning experience. And, if it helps, I've done far worse in misidentifying chicks, too. (Like for example the blue/black/splash cochins I thought I got - they are nice mottled cochins- if I wanted a pack of roos! *sigh*
    We live and learn.
  7. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    Berry Creek, Ca
    At least its not a meat bird from tractor supply!! [​IMG]

    He's adorable though!! [​IMG]
  8. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    If it is a sex link then the sellers should have known. I would take the little guy. Ever since my teen roo died in August 2010 all I can think of is getting another roo for my 7-8 hen(one is very sick).
  9. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    Awwww he's so cute! He'll be beautiful when he's older.
  10. Colie <3

    Colie <3 Collecting my Cuties

    Feb 3, 2011
    Fayetteville, NC
    Quote:I Agree! [​IMG]

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