What breed are they???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nick121, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. nick121

    nick121 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello we have added to our flock of chickens so we now have, Australorps, Light Sussex and what ever these ones are. Meant to be Buff Sussex, but do not think they are, was thinking speckled sussex maybe?

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  2. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Huh; well, I don't think they're speckled sussex. The specked ones are much darker, a chocolate color, and the chicks have those "chipmunk" stripes. Maybe a cross between buff and speckled sussex? You might ask the breeder if a speckled rooster could have gotten to the hens for awhile! If that is not the case, then my limited expertise (HA) is exhausted, and it's time for a real Sussex expert to advise!
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not Speckled Sussex. What other breeds/colors do they offer? I'm guessing something red is in the mix.
     
  4. nick121

    nick121 Out Of The Brooder

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    Speckled can be born without the chipmunk stripe from what I have read. But do tend to agree after looking into this more.
     

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