Supposedly speckled Sussex...

What breed are these hens??

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Coreymoorey

In the Brooder
Mar 14, 2018
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Can anyone help me identify these hens?? I’ve had them since chicks, and they were “supposed” to be speckled Sussex (though the one I knew for sure was a Sussex sadly didn’t make it). These birds have no white speckles but have not yet molted. I have three of them - from Murray McMurray.

My “Buff Orpingtons” also look to me much more like RIRs. Wont make a difference what the turn out to be, I’d just like to know for curiousity’s sake. They were all hatched 4/28/17.
 

happyhens1972

Songster
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Jul 24, 2013
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Your 'orps' look like what we, in the UK, call Ginger Rangers or Black Tailed Columbians....a hybrid layer...an RIR x Light Sussex. Your speckled Sussex are definitely NOT speckled Sussex at all but I'll let other guess on the breed of those....they have beautiful pencilling though xx
 

Coreymoorey

In the Brooder
Mar 14, 2018
4
1
14
Upstate New York
Your 'orps' look like what we, in the UK, call Ginger Rangers or Black Tailed Columbians....a hybrid layer...an RIR x Light Sussex. Your speckled Sussex are definitely NOT speckled Sussex at all but I'll let other guess on the breed of those....they have beautiful pencilling though xx
Thanks! Of course the pullets I could clearly identify (one a speckled sussex and one for sure a buff Orpington), are the two that didn’t make it. Have subsequently fixed up an avian net over a substantial sized yard for some aerial predator protection.
 

Coreymoorey

In the Brooder
Mar 14, 2018
4
1
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Upstate New York
Thanks! Of course the pullets I could clearly identify (one a speckled sussex and one for sure a buff Orpington), are the two that didn’t make it. Have subsequently fixed up an avian net over a substantial sized yard for some aerial predator protection.
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