See & critique my Speckled Sussexes! Add yours too. Pic Heavy.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by damselfish, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

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    There were threads requesting Speckled Sussex pics last month, but I didn't have any good pics. Here they are now: my pretty pullet, the roo we're keeping, and his two hatchery brothers who are meeting their fate tomorrow.

    I'd love to hear opinions on them, I tried to get good closeups of their feathering. These are from Estes and I will be trying to improve from here. I think they're nice-looking, but these are the first I've had, so I have little to compare to.

    Particularly if someone thinks I've chosen the wrong roo, speak now! I think it's pretty obvious who the keeper is, though.

    Please post your SS too, I'd love to see them.

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    Dolly, temporarily possessed by red-eye.

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    Dolly feather closeup 1

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    Dolly feather closeup 2

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    Keeper roo 1

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    Keeper roo 2

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    Keeper roo rear view

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    Small roo 1

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    Small roo back view

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    Other roo 1

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    Other roo 2

    I think, based on what I've read & seen, that keeper roo is the nicest feathered. The other two just look muddled to me.

    Dolly's speckling seems pretty nice and regular for a hatchery girl, but again, I have never seen any other SS except in pics.

    All opinions welcomed, thanks for looking! [​IMG]

    Edited: Because I posted a wrong pic.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  2. Randy

    Randy Songster

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    I admit I don't know much about sussex but I think they look great. Definately on my "someday" list.
     
  3. Riocotesei

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    Your birds are very pretty!! I don't know anything about the breed, so I can't help there. But I agree that the roo you are keeping looks the best.
    I just bought 7 SS today.. I've wanted them for a while now, and I finally got my hands on some chicks [​IMG]

    Definitely one of my favorite breeds!
     
  4. damselfish

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    Thanks Rio and Randy. I didn't get any replies for a while so I had kind of given up on this thread. Rio, good luck with your SS, don't forget to post pics later, I'd love to do comparisons.
     

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