What Breed is This Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SurfCityBumpkin, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I bought a fertilized egg from a local breeder labeled "Sussex" for my broody Silkie to hatch. I posted a picture of her in a Sussex thread and got "that's not a Sussex" but not a mention of what she could be. She is now 12 weeks and still has a bit of pale yellow but her color is emerging.
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe mama was a sussex and who knows who the daddy was ?????? In which case you may have a MUTT. The best kind to own. Most of mine are mutts. I got them cheap. ENJOY YOUR CUTIE .
     
  3. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a character and a cutie and I love her. Her feet and legs are huge! Does that mean she will be a large hen?
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm curious on what basis someone in the Sussex thread told you that she's not a Sussex. I'm no Sussex expert, having had only the Speckled and Light varieties, but I do know that there is a White Sussex, which is very rare in the USA, and I know that there are a few breeders of White Sussex here. Whether or not your pullet is a White Sussex (it might be a mixed Sussex) I don't know, but I'm betting a lot of other BYC members don't know either. I would personally like to hear from a member who is familiar with White Sussex, and can tell me why or why not that this is a White Sussex. Anyone out there know about White Sussex?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks a bit like a Coronation Sussex to me. And I'm not 100% sure it is a pullet...
     
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  6. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask the seller of the egg you hatched what breed/varieties of chickens they keep. Then you can be sure of what breed or mixes it may be.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    There are very faint markings on her neck so I think that BantamLover21 may be right on this one.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. My statement is rather awkward there. I'm not implying that he's not right on others. He's normally right on lots of them. :eek:)
     
  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I saw something like this once I believe they said it was a Lavender Sussex.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say that your bird is in fact a Coronation Sussex. Lovely bird!
     

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