SS newbie question (NOT show birds)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JMidJr, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. JMidJr

    JMidJr Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    North Central Florida
    Just got 10 week old Speckled Sussex this week; 2 pullets and a cockerel. They are of course feathered out, but I'm wondering if color/pattern changes with first molt. These have patches of white, especially on breast. And, not all mahogany feathers are tipped in white. They're not for show or formal breeding; just part of a mixed flock so they're fine either way. I'm just curious what to expect.
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They will feather out nicely once their adult feathers come in [​IMG]
  3. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    Yes, the patterns will change with the molt.
  4. Narragansett

    Narragansett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2011
    And the pattern will continue to change with each molt as the bird ages. Usually they get progressively more white, show stock or not.

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