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. 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 BUT I WILL RESIST!!! I DON'T WANT MORE SEXLINKS!!!