Speckled Sussex??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Karen386, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Karen386

    Karen386 In the Brooder

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    Hi. When we acquired this girl, we were told that she is a speckled Sussex. I also have 2 Marans the same age. The Marans have doubled in size since we have had them but she has barely grown. She can now stand underneath them. Are Sussex just a slower growing breed? She is at least 9 weeks old now. Pics attached.
     

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  2. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Mine has not been
     

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  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    She’s definitely a speckled Sussex, which is a heritage breed, so they are more slow growing.
     
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  4. six_chooks_for_now

    six_chooks_for_now In the Brooder

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    Our speckled sussex cockerel is the smallest of the three chicks we got in April, even though he is a boy. He is kind of filling in rather than growing taller at the moment. Have you had her for 9 weeks?
     
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  5. Karen386

    Karen386 In the Brooder

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    No, she was 4 weeks when we got her. I just feel bad that she is inside by herself. The two Marans were big enough to move into the coop with the older hens. I tried putting her out also but she was picked on and chased so I have her back in the house.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Do SS come in bantam size? I'm not very familiar with them?
     
  7. six_chooks_for_now

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    Maybe it's possible she isn't really 9 weeks old? She looks more like mine did at 6-7 weeks
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Yes they do. It could be a bantam I suppose.
     
  9. FowlWitch

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    Do you have a dog crate? You could try putting her in one inside of the run so she can see the other chickens but be kept safe from bullying.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    We have a ss in one of this year's broods that is quite behind the others her age (shes nearly smaller than those almost a month younger than her)....she feathered on regular pace but just isnt growing that well. I dont recall the previous ss I've brooded being slower growing than the other chicks....all have been hatchery quality stock, including this one
     

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