Sussex Thread! Post pics of your sussex!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenPeep, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey everyone! Show off your sussex! any kind of sussex will do!

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  2. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just 3 months old. I have a pullet and a cockerel, though I had another cockerel which I just sold on Sunday. Here's some pictures, though. [​IMG]
    They are from Gabbard Farms eggs, in case anyone was interested in what those birds look like, keeping in mind their age.
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    When they were a bit younger:
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    I absolutely love them. They are the sweetest, friendliest birds, and they are getting big!
     
  3. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fresh from the bator(Lost one at six weeks very sad it was a pullet).
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    11 weeks later This is Imp, he is the most goofy thing every.
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    And this is from hatch #2 Hope it's a pullet, 5 weeks old.
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  4. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Track Star with her first hatchling (a Delaware cross):
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    Our two Speckled Sussex hens are the sweetest, cutest birds in the flock. Not great layers, and the cockerels weren't that great at meat either (and boy was it tough to kill those beautiful birds), but for personality these are hard to beat! Track Star is so named from her habit of racing around the yard when we pulled her off the nest while broody; the other one is called "Trip Hazard" - and I bet you know why! [​IMG]
     
  5. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is the one sitting on your bluejeans one of the roosters?
     
  6. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope, that was the pullet. They were just 5 weeks old then, but the boys had a bit larger and redder of combs. Let me see if I can find a picture...
    Okay. This was the same day. Pullet on the left, cockerel on the right, back of other cockerel in background between them (but you can see his comb a bit).
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    Quote:I am dying for my SS pullet to go broody next year. I think she's the only one with any chance (but maybe one of the Silver Ameraucanas? Not sure.)
    What are the chances? How many of you have had broody SSs?
     
  7. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazon went broody her first year, but we did not let her set. At two, she just hatched all 5 eggs we allowed her. She allows us to manipulate her a bit and lets us see the chicks, but is fairly protective and attentive. Good Luck!
     
  8. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope, that was the pullet. They were just 5 weeks old then, but the boys had a bit larger and redder of combs. Let me see if I can find a picture...
    Okay. This was the same day. Pullet on the left, cockerel on the right, back of other cockerel in background between them (but you can see his comb a bit).
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    Quote:I am dying for my SS pullet to go broody next year. I think she's the only one with any chance (but maybe one of the Silver Ameraucanas? Not sure.)
    What are the chances? How many of you have had broody SSs?

    Thanks a bunch. I have one that looks exactly like that one and was thinking she might be a he. But, I am hoping that she is a she. I took some pics today now I just have to get them on here so I can post.
     
  9. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SS are only 6 weeks old so no broodys yet.
     
  10. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are those BA too? I currently have BA and SS pullets too. Nice looking ladies.
     

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