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

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    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

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    Yes, the patterns will change with the molt.
     
  4. Narragansett

    Narragansett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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