Speckled Sussex or blue laces red wyondette?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickdaddy103, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. chickdaddy103

    chickdaddy103 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2016
    Hey there! I was supposed to get a silver laced wyondette and a speckled Sussex, but I'm not sure exactly what the second chick really is. I definitely have a silver wyondette, but I'm not sure whether the second brown colored one is a. Sussex or blue laces red wyondette.
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    far to young to tell for sure
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    too young
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Agree with the above, try posting pic at 4wks
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    That's not a Speckled Sussex chick. They are chipmunk chicks that look very closely like a chipmunk Welsummer, with dark head triangle, stripe down back, eyeliner.

    I can't tell whether it is a blue-laced, time will tell, but you can look at the comb to see if it is single or rose.

    A Wyandotte should have a rose comb. A rose comb looks like a little horseshoe indent on the face of the chick with the luck running down the beak.

    A single comb looks like a small picket fence going down the face to the beak.

    My guess is you may have a BLRW as down color indicates it could be possible, but to know for sure, you'll need to see adult feathering.

    But you definitely do not have a Speckled Sussex....and I'm trying to take into consideration some juvenile feathering that has started which might have hidden the original chipmunk pattern, so I'll link a photo to compare with early down.


    Here's a photo of a Speckled Sussex chick from Feathersite (scroll down to the Speckled variety chick)

    and link for BLRW
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016

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