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Postby Spana » 12 Feb 2006, 00:37

Are you going to let her sit then? If yes, what are you going to put under her?
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Postby CP » 12 Feb 2006, 03:10

What do you have spread on your toast then


Turd on toast perhaps? :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Postby JC » 09 Apr 2008, 15:07

Are speckledies a hybrid like a warren? or a pure breed?
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Postby tuzo2k » 09 Apr 2008, 15:22

Definately a Hybrid.
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Postby JC » 09 Apr 2008, 18:33

kwl thanks. Thought they were, just checking.
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Postby VM » 07 Jun 2008, 12:40

Would like to hear from anyone keeping Speckledys about how long they lay for and if they would be easy for first-time chicken keepers - and anything else about them. A friend is getting some as day-olds and is hoping to interest us in taking some when they've brought them onto POL - was planning to get Black Rocks on the hybrid side - and otherwise some pure breeds - but wondered how Speckledys compare.
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Postby rumpuscat » 18 Jul 2008, 22:40

I love these hens and wonder where I can get them in North Yorks?
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Postby Welsh Duck » 19 Jul 2008, 20:04

I have 6 speckledys and they are really tame and lay lots and lots of eggs, only 18mths old yet so dont know how long they will lay for. I have heard of birds being 6 yrs old and still laying (obviously apart from when they are moulting)
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Postby Bradders » 06 Aug 2008, 15:24

All spana's speckledys are nearly all dead but she's going to buy some more Black Rocks and Speckledys when all her chickens die. :D :D
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Priscilla!

Postby ledburylass » 16 Nov 2008, 08:10

Yesterday I went to Poultry Park and bought two new hens to add to my six!

This time a bought a Speckeldy and a Maran Cuivree.

The Speckeldy I have named Priscilla. As soon as I have any photos of her I will post them here. She is quite white headed and I avoided the ones with feathered legs and feet as the run can become quite muddy at times.

The Maran Cuivree is called Georgina! Will see if there is a thread for those!
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Postby MamaOwl » 16 Nov 2008, 11:30

see I have one of them there hens and I was told by the woman who sold her to me [£15] that she was a legbar... then on here someone [henwife] said she was a moron cuckoo and now I see speckeldy I am all confusseded and dont know what I have!

Mines called Rocket as when we got home with her she was next to me one minute and then with no flapping she was 6 foot up on a fence! So I said "what the hell??? Have you a rocket up your jacksie!"
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Postby tuzo2k » 16 Nov 2008, 11:56

At £15 she would be an expensive 'hybrid'! Does she look like the pictures of the speckeldys (with a lightish head) on here and what colour are her legs. Any picture?
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Postby MamaOwl » 16 Nov 2008, 12:04

yup I have photos of when I first got her .. havent been well for aggges so havent taken any now she has a tail.


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New Girls!

Postby ledburylass » 16 Nov 2008, 13:31

Here is a photo of one of my new girls which I bought yesterday. I bought one Maran Cuivree and one Speckeldy! Both from http://www.poultrypark.com/

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This is Priscilla

and here she is with Georgina the Maran Cuivree
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Postby Welsh Duck » 16 Nov 2008, 14:29

Mamapacker- By the pic your bird looks like a cuckoo marans, Speckledys tend to have lighter feathering around the head.

So I agree with henwife

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