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Speckled Sussex........ Owners Opinions Please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chic-n-farmer, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    What do you think of the Speckled Sussex?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I like mine a lot. Calm and very friendly birds, not to mention very pretty.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  3. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Quote:Big Ditto
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I think mine are just great, sort of the chicken equivalent of Quarter Horses [​IMG]

    I will probably always want to have a couple individuals of other breeds around, just for variety (and would like some blue/green egg layers as well) but as far as breeding goes I think I will stick with my sussexes [​IMG]

    The only thing I'd say against them is a) they are not the least-hungry critters in the world, although I must say they're snorkin' back a lot less food now that I have further bill-proofed their feeders, and b) the darn things keep losing and regrowing feathers so I just get used to recognizing an individual by its markings when the markings morph into something completely different. I need leg bands, or photos of combs [​IMG]

  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    My Speckled Sussex are very sweet but don't come to us to be picked up like several of the other breeds we have. We can easily pick them up and hold them or pet them though.

    Also, one of my SS girls flies over my six foot fence, everyday, to get into the barn before the rest are let out to free range. Now, she was raised with Guineas so maybe she learned that behavior from them. The only other two that fly over my fence are my two EE's.

    They have been very consistent egg layers.
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Thanks everyone! I ordered some today for my son for 4-H. [​IMG]
    At least that was the excuse I used. I really just wanted them for me.
  7. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    I love em. They are companionable, inquisitive, and nice to look at. [​IMG]
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Mine are just great! They are some of my favorite birds here. Good layers and personalities. Now if they would only make an Orpington that looked like that.....
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Could be in our future [​IMG]
  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I LOVE my S. Sussex, very sweet. It is a breed I will always have.

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