What Sussex is this chick?

beggas82

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beggas82

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I just was given a couple Sussex eggs and this is what hatched, it's in Melbourne Aust, could it be a barnevelder X Sussex?
 

junebuggena

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If it was a Sussex/Barnevelder cross, I'd expect a darker down color. Australia has Light, Speckled, Red, and Buff varieties. The down seems too pale for Red, or Buff. Speckled chicks have the wild-type chipmunk markings. And it's definitely not a Light Sussex.
 

Michael OShay

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Red Sussex is definitely a recognized breed and given the white legs of your chick it may well be a Red Sussex but I've never actually seen a Red Sussex chick (just Speckled and Light Sussex chicks), so I can't say for sure.
 

drumstick diva

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I'm not sure what it is or what gender but, it is a mighty adorable chick. I think if you would repost new photo in 2-4 weeks, we would be able to tell much more.
 

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