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Speckled Sussex Roo - Opinions *PICS*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CountryMom, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Ok, I also have a Speckled Sussex Roo that we have all fallen in love with. He is absolutely huge also. He is around 10months old and recently lost a few of his beautiful tail feathers by the EE roo and him romping over another hen. However, this roo is sweet. We call him Morning. He is the one that comes to my front door when he is let out to free range and knocks on it for bread snacks. He also loves to sit in my lap and eat scratch from my hand. How close is he to what is expected of this breed? I am not expecting perfection as he really is only a hatchery bird. The hen I have of the same breed has a ton of white and I know that isn't what is desired. He does have a lot of white tips to his feathers, but they are just barely on the end and hard to picture. He isn't as dark as I have read they can be either.

    Either way we love him and he stays for sure....


  2. texasbartrambaby

    texasbartrambaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2008
    Tulia, Texas
    Well obviously I don't know a thing about speckled sussex but I jus wanted to say he is gorgeous!!!!
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    He is handsome !
  4. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Thanks for the compliments. I know he isn't some top winning roo, but wondered about his shape. Only saw some in other colors on the feather site that seemed as large and round as he did. LOL Maybe it is all the extras he gets!
  5. jasoneflanagan

    jasoneflanagan Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2008
    Northeast Georgia
    Beautiful bird. Thanks for the pics.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    He is huge and he holds himself well. I'd say he is a keeper.
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Nice looking boy.
  8. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Thanks everyone. I guess I need to get him some ladies of quality and see if he cannot pass on his stature and personality. Well, at least once I get my pens built! LOL
  9. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Cuero Tx
    Where exactly are u at in south texas?

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