Speckled Sussex standards

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LocoPollo, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know anything about speckled sussex? I don't know what qualities I should be looking for in my birds. I have 9 and they are 14 weeks old, so soon I will have to decide which ones to keep and which to cull or give away. They are all beautiful, but one rooster has more white - splotchy. Is that good/bad? I have no idea. Any information would be appreciated, or any sources.
     
  2. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Each feather on a speckled male should have a white spot at the tip then a broad bar of glossy black, the rest of the feathers being rich dark mahogany. The under colour should be slate and red with minimum of white and the flights in both male and female, white brown and black. The tail of the hen should be black and brown with white tip whilst in the cock the main tail feathers should be black and white and the sickle feathers with white tips."

    Taken from justsussex.com. =]

    Are you just going to cull them, or will you try to give them away first? If I was closer, I'd probably take your culls for non-showing purposes.

    Oh, and I think their legs should be white.
     
  3. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that helps a lot! I was planning on culling them for food, but if someone wanted them I would be open to it.
     
  4. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yeah. I forgot about that option! I don't eat meat, so it never crossed my mind... [​IMG]
    Good luck with them!
     

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