What Breed Is She?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vegaschick, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    784
    6
    138
    Nov 16, 2009
    Las Vegas
    I was given this beautiful hen this summer. I live in Vegas and it is very hot. She was molting when I got her and I swear her feathers came back with a ton more white in them. I think that may be an adaptation to the heat...? Anyways, I think she is a Speckled Sussex because of the brown, black and white but would love to know for sure.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    4,516
    25
    254
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Yep, Definitly a Speckled Sussex, I raise them and the the amount and arrangment of the white can change everytime they molt.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I think she's a Speckled Sussex. I've heard they can get more white with each molt. Maybe she's a senior citizen?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    150
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Beautiful Speckled Sussex.

    And yeah, she looks a bit elderly.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Speckled Sussex.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    105
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Speckled Sussex - Quite some white on her though!
     
  7. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    784
    6
    138
    Nov 16, 2009
    Las Vegas
    She is actually only about a year old. When I got her they had been feeding her only scratch for the whole summer and allowing her to free range in their backyard. I think thats why she's so fat and it probably aged her early. Thanks for the confirmation of her breed.
     
  8. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    Quote:WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i have a friend!!!!!!!!!!!

    hi [​IMG]

    what part of town do you live in??

    your little girl there is adorable.... i've been thinking of getting a few of those.... such fun color
     
  9. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    784
    6
    138
    Nov 16, 2009
    Las Vegas
    East side right by the Boulder Station Casino. Shhh. Don't know if I'm zoned for chicks so I'm keepin' it on the DL. [​IMG] Where are you?
     
  10. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    lol.. i think you can have a few hens, but no roosters... but check the zoning so you know...

    i'm out north between craig and 215 off 5th

    we're zoned ranch estate, we've got 3 goats and a donkey, and um... some birds.. lol...
    i'm not sposed to have as many as i have because they consider them livestock and they fall into the 4.? per acre limit... ridiculous....
    i'm not sposed to have roosters either though... lol... animal control guy who was parked on my streeet one day said they would only come out and check if a neighbor complained... and i only have 1 close neighbor and he has 3.. lol.. and my other neighbors, no offense intended... are probly too stupid to look up codes if they can even hear my roos at their house.. and my roo is nowhere near as annoying as their dogs....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by