Question about Speckled Sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dandydoodle, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    I got some Speckled Sussex eggs about and they hatched out about a month ago. I am concerned about the coloring. I am wondering if maybe another breed got ahold of these hens. They look like Speckled Sussex except the feathers on both of their chests are white. Is this normal? Do Speckled Sussex sometimes have white chests or does this mean they have to be mixed with something else? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help,
    Michelle
     
  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If its normal when will the color on their chest change?
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    knowing how mottling works I would say its normal for them to have white on their chest, just let them grow and you will see how mottling keeps changing..thats the nature of mottling you cant expect the same pattern
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    It is normal, and the white will disappear when they molt into their adult feathers.
     
  5. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Okay thanks. [​IMG]
     

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