Speckled Sussex roosters

Folly's place

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Welcome!
I do love the SS hens!
My limited experience with SS roosters, about a dozen of them over a couple of years, from three hatcheries; about half were human aggressive, half were nice. I never had SQ or private breeder birds.
They are beautiful birds! I gave up plans to breed them, because of this problem. May you have better luck!
Mary
 

Noi

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My SS roo is still quite young (17 weeks) but he's one of my favorites so far, out of a flock of 33 birds and 12 breeds!

He's very chatty, but not loud (not crowing yet). He's perfect with people - not friendly but never a problem.
He's an EXCELLENT forager (as is the SS pullet) and always gets the biggest bugs.
And I've never seen him be not nice to anyone - including the bigger rooster which we added to the flock about a month ago and who immediately became top bird.

I know this all doesn't mean much because he's so young... but I love my little Twig and thought I'd share my two cents :)
 

aart

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This might have been asked somewhere but I haven't found it yet. Anyone know how good the Speckled Sussex roosters are? How is their temperament?
Inaccurate to gauge a birds temperament by it's breed...especially males.
It has much more to do with the individual bird(and maybe it's lineage) and how it's kept(handled by the keeper).
 

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