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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Speckled Sussex?

I've just incubated some eggs and put them under a broody.

Heaps of silkies hatched (some appear in these pics)

But out of my half doz of Buff Orpington and Half Dozen Speckled Sussex
I only had three chicks hatch out of the eggs marked Buff Orpington.

All six eggs of speckled sussex were not fertile - All eggs marked Buff Orpington had chicks inside developing (Three were dead in egg) Three hatched - One since died out in the chook pen. However these two in pictures are doing well with their silkie siblings and Buff Orp mother.

However when I got the eggs the ladies Buff orpingtons were in with some RIR chooks - She insisted that the RIR weren't in there before the Orp eggs were collected.

However these chicks are clearly not Buff Orp - So
A) They are Speckled Sussex eggs and the eggs were marked wrong.
B) These are some sort of cross of Buff Orp and RIR?
C) RIR

Also it may not be clear - But I think one is male and one is female

Any comments or ideas will be appreciated

Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:59 pm 
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They are speckled sussex. :D


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Look Like Speckled Sussex to me....


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and very cute too... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:51 pm 
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thanks for the replies guys - I only really noticed the white tips this week, up until now they have sort of been brownish colour - that made me think RIR at the time, at first cause they were a tan coloured day old chick I thought they were Buff Orps. (Considering thats what the eggs were marked)

It looks as if she had marked the eggs the wrong way around.

glad to finally get some more speckled sussex again!

Thanks again


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Also from the last two pics - Any guesses to the sex of these two chicks

I'm thinking one of each

I know it is hard to tell in the shots, the one lower is slightly larger (even though it doesn't appear that way in the shot) It also has a bigger or bumpier combe than the one up on the pine log.

the one up on the pine log is slightly duller in colour also (but only slightly)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:59 am 
At a non-expert glance, I agree, boy and girl... Not definite yet.


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I agree, boy and girl.

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