Speckled Sussex rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tmfineg, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a good picture to post, but I bought him as a chick. I am questioning his breed because he is not speckled and he has feathered feet. Is there a feathered foot variety of Sussex?
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    10 post and you can post pics [​IMG] i dont think they are feather footed
     
  3. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With no speckling and feathered feet you don't have a Speckled Sussex. I do not know of any Sussex variety with feathered feet but there are Sussex varieties that are not speckled. I'd say the chances are you have either another breed or a mixed breed.
     
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sussex don't have feathered feet. You can post a link to an image on photobucket, or send it to me via e-mail and I will post it.
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Here's the roo.
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    My first thought is that he's a REALLY bad quality cochin rooster.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Who sold you that chick?
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I was not prepared to find out we have a mutt rooster today. We love him and think he is beautiful anyway. This does change my plans to get a Speckeled Sussex hen and hatch chicks. Hmmm plam B. I could contact who I bought him from, however, they are an hour away. Am I going to drive an hour for a replacement chick? He represents 1/5 of my flock.

    Any other thoughts on a possible breed? Maybe a Brahama and Copper Maran mix??
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Quote:Again, I doubt he's a mutt. He displays partridge color... very unlikely for a mutt.

    Brahmas have pea combs, and don't come in that color in the US. BCM's don't have the brown on the wing and are typically a brighter hue in the hackle/saddle.
     
  10. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very similar to a Black Copper Marans Roo. Hard to see in this pic, but they have black feathering on the outside of the legs.

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