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What is the name of the Speckled Sussex color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sparkles2307, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    And can I get bantam cochins in that color?
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Anyone? I really want to find bantam cochins in that color!
     
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Speckled. [​IMG] I don't know about Cochins in that color.
     
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  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    The colour in cochins is usually called Mille Fleur. They are still in the project stage in US.
    If you look at this thread you will see that a lot of people are working on developing this colour in US. The people are working together & getting some nice results. Good Luck.[​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=228613
     
  6. WIfarmerboy

    WIfarmerboy Out Of The Brooder

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    For some reason i thought i heard that the Speckled color in Sussex was

    also called spangled as in the color of OEG.


    This could be wrong but it was just what i heard. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Is speckled more like mille fleur, or is it more like the OEGB spangled (mottled on BBR)?
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I think its more like spangled. There isn't the background color different between males and females. I think genetically, they are more like spangleds than they are millie fluer.
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    UK Speckled Sussex are on wheaten (eWh) & are the mille fleur pattern with mahogany. They have a rich even red ground colour, both males & females.
    I don't know about Speckled Sussex in US; they, seeingly, are on duckwing (e+).
     
  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    But when you add mahogany to millie fluer, is it still millie fluer?

    Editted because I cannot spell...
     
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