Supposedly speckled Sussex...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coreymoorey, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Speckled sussex

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  1. Coreymoorey

    Coreymoorey In the Brooder

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    363EB09E-F487-48E6-88F3-29298A1CB679.jpeg EC09CF09-D697-4A62-9809-2EB99F616CE5.jpeg 8E5F3AB7-1CD3-45E0-BEF3-19E896CA4AD9.jpeg 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.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Partridge Rock, Red Sexlink, Partridge Rock. Not Speckled Sussex pictured there.
     
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    ^^x2
     
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  4. happyhens1972

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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
     
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  5. FeatherMtnFarms

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    Yes, very pretty girls indeed, I would love to have some of my own someday!:D
     
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  6. Coreymoorey

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    They’ve got a nice demeanor and are good layers- though one is a bit broody she’ll give us an egg here and there and isn’t too proud to come off the clutch with a little prodding.
     
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  7. Coreymoorey

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    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.
     
  8. Coreymoorey

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