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what is this breed??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Silkie2, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so someone told me this was a spotted Sussex. I wanted to be sure, this is a female named speckles
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  2. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of Speckled Sussex, but they have more reddish brown with hints of black and white flecks/ dots. The tail on your bird looks different than the Sussex I've seen. Could be she's a mix. I like her polka dots [​IMG]
     
  3. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and yes her tail is very long lol
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That is an Ancona. Speckled Sussex are mahogany with black and white flecks, white legs, and red earlobes.
     
  5. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reminds me of a Legorn tail. I have Exchequer Leghorns that are spotted like her, maybe that's what she's mixed with.
     
  6. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, she is one of my favorites she is extremely laid back and is super nice
     
  7. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome. [​IMG]
    I love my Speckled Sussex; she's very sweet and curious. Your hen must have took after the Sussex breed, Leghorns tend to be flighty.
     
  8. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have learned... The leghorns are VERY flighty lol
    But she hasn't flied out of the pen like the leghorns do, but she's always on the top roost lol [​IMG]
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    It's an Ancona. Not a Leghorn, not a Sussex.
     
  10. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you June bug!!!! Yes she looks alot like an Ancona!
     

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