top of page

Bring some pizzazz to your poultry yard  with the Speckled Sussex dramatic feather patterns that can transform a flock from routine to resplendent.  Classic, distinguished, beauty has a habit of speaking for itself.  Bring your backyard to life with the radiant colors and patterns of the Speckled Sussex!  White spangles dot the ends of its otherwise dark mahogany colored feathers. As they mature and molt, more and more white speckles will form. A true example of how beauty is enhance with age. Their plumage is not only eye pleasing, it aids in camouflage them from potential predators.



The Speckled Sussex first originated in Sussex County in the southeastern portion of the United Kingdom. It was first bred into existence sometime in the 19th century, with the Speckled color of the  Sussex breed to be the first of this bloodline to make its way onto the scene.  Now, there are multiple color variations of the Sussex  including a brown, coronation, buff, red, light, white, speckled, and silver.


Eggs they will gift

Gifts 5-6 brown eggs a week. 



Speckled Sussex chickens are known for being exceptionally inquisitive and curious. They typically will follow you around the chicken yard/ garden.  If you are looking for a chicken breed that is pretty as well as practical, the Speckled Sussex is  not only nice to look at, it will produce a high volume of eggs.  The Speckled Sussex is also good choice for homesteaders that want to raise dual-purpose chickens for both eggs and meat.


Sexing Method

Vent sexing as a day old is most common sexing method. The accuracy of being reliably identifiable by external characteristics on average is 90%. Several communities have laws in which roosters are not allowed.  Thus, industry standard is to offer as a female chick or pullet even though 10% will be accidental roosters.  We are DIFFERENT because we care for the rooster and families that purchase from us.

We understand that several families live in areas where city ordinances do not allow roosters. While industry standard does not provide credit or rooster returns for roosters that were sold as 'pullets', we guarantee female sexing by giving the boy a home and providing store credit should you accidently get a rooster. If you do not want to risk falling in love with a chick that turns out to be a rooster, we also offer the option of DNA sexing services. DNA sexing is a significantly higher investment as cost averages 3x that of a female covered chick.

Chick: Speckled Sussex

PriceFrom $5.00
  • Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are proud to be completely different than typical feed store/ hatchery industry standards. Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds. In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs since they are too small for safe vent sexing. We offer multiple sexing options.



    If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed.



    This option means that the chicks have not yet been sexed and are sold as a straight run. While nature usually averages half girls and half boys in high volumes, families should only order if prepared for >50% possible roosters.


    Female Coverage

    This is our most economical choice for families seeking a female. We kept city ordinances that restrict rooster ownership in mind. This option is great for families that want to enjoy a backyard flock of ladies. We use traditional sexing methods on the breeds that capable of being vent sexed, home accidental roosters, and issue store credit of original purchased price. To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on their breed view: How to Sex Chickens.


    Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% for bantam breeds, 90% for standard breeds, and as high as 95% for auto sexing breeds. Our female coverage option is not a service fee for sexing the chick, it is the cost difference between purchasing a male or a female chicken. We do not believe in grinding males alive nor suffocating them as day olds to enable a profit when selling a stated female chick at ridiculously low prices. Thus, our female pricing takes into consideration the male left behind with each female purchased. Male chicks are typically half the price of a female.


    To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must remain in perfect health. If the family decides to return the rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you are welcome to decide to keep any accidental rooster and forfeit the credit.


    DNA Sexed Female Chicks

    For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.



    Balance accuracy with financial investment

    The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.


    We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle. Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster (up to $100 savings) and use the store credit towards a replacement or our organic feed. While harder to sex bantam breeds, or families that know they will develop a with strong emotional attachment prefer to invest in DNA sexing.


bottom of page