Speckled Sussex Bantam?

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  1. annav410

    annav410 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought some chicks at the feed store last week and one of the identified chicks was a Speckled Sussex. All of the chicks are roughly the same age, give a day or two. I am starting to think that my Sussex might be the bantam variety. At what age would this be noticeable? She is tiny compared to the other chicks after a week of growing. While small, she is very healthy, friendly, and getting along well with the others.

    I can post pictures if that might help.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Anna
     
  2. Xovan

    Xovan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 6 last sat. 4 speckled sussex 2 red sex link. 1 was real small until two days ago. now it is the biggest go figure. amazing growth in a couple days.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I got one SS with my first mixed chick order and she was tiny compared to some of the others and took longer to feather. She grew to be a good size; not breeder-quality Sussex large but not a bantam. This time around, I have 1 out of four and she's tiny and slower to feather but she's lively and bold and I'm not worried.
     
  4. annav410

    annav410 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the feedback. I guess I will just wait and see how she grows. [​IMG]
     
  5. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I also got a Speckled Sussex at the feed store with my black Cochin and light Brahma and she is a lot smaller than the other two but she is the first one to grow feathers. What store did you get yours at?
     
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  6. annav410

    annav410 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got the Sussex at Murdochs.

    http://www.murdochs.com/westminster/storeinfo
     

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