Speckledy Chickens

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History

The Speckledy is a modern hybrid and comes from a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Maran. The feathering closely resembles that of a Maran but it is a far more prolific egg layer. They are large yet elegant birds with a deep breast, upward pointing tail and pale legs. The comb is medium, red and serrated and the face is smooth. The earlobes and wattles are small and smooth and the beak curved and mottled. They have pale bay eyes.

Behaviour

The Speckledy is a docile, easily handled bird. They are excellent and reliable layers of dark chestnut brown eggs which are usually speckled. The eggshells are particularly strong and the yolks deep yellow. They are well suited to free ranging and enjoy foraging. Their feathers are silky soft and abundant.

Varieties

Speckledys are cuckoo coloured with the colouration ranging from very dark grey to silver.

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Speckledys For Sale

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Breed: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Barred Rocks
Age: 20 weeks
Seller: Cliff
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: I have p.o.l Barred rocks for sale strong healthy birds vaccinated and wormed. Beautiful markings and excellent layers.
Location: Shropshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£18.00
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Breed: Speckledy - Chick
Descriptions: Speckledy - Chick
Variety: Cuckoo
Age: 3 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: We have chicks in lots of varieties. Excellent layers and a chance to buy these young and imprint on them. Beacon-stud Benenden.We also have a wide selection of point of lay hybrids laying multi-colour eggs and lots of rare breeds as well!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£7.00
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Breed: Speckledy - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Speckledy - Mature Hen
Variety: Speckledy And Sussex
Age: 73 weeks
Seller: Simon's Chooks
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: 2 chickens. 1 x Speckledy and 1 x Sussex. Healthy and good friends, we need to find them a good home for personal reasons. Can deliver in oxford.
Location: Oxon Show Map
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Breed: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Speckledy/ Cuckoo Maran Hybrid
Age: 21 weeks
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: Lovely POL hybrid hen, lays up to 250 dark brown eggs in her first year, a beautiful bird, very suitable for free ranging or gardens, she will reward you with her eggs and friendship. Collection only from our farm Nr Redruth Cornwall where you can choose your hen from our selection of different breed and colour hybrid layers, all fully vaccinated including salmonella. Discounts for ten or more birds or any breed/colour
Location: Cornwall Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£16.00
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Breed: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Cuckoo
Age: 16 weeks
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Lovely young birds, super egg layer and great temperament. We have a selection of Hybrids for sale at Bybrook Barn, Ashford but call to make sure the ones you want are there for collection, or we offer FREE local delivery.
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£20.00
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Breed: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Speckledy - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: New Improved-Magic
Age: 17 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: We have a few available that will lay a dark brown/speckledy egg but some may surprise and lay a blue egg (25%) So a real lucky dip-either way you win! Vaccinated, wormed and fed the best of feeds. Part of our special offer- 4 for £60 Beacon Stud, Benenden TN17 4BU open 7 days
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£20.00
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Latest Reviews For Speckledys (5 of 22)

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  • 2 Star: 3 (0)
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           Sweet as sugar

- Lisa, 13 January 2014

Speckledys are a fabulous chook to own, they tame quickly , mature quickly , lay beautiful eggs on an almost daily basis . They become hand tame in no time and dont mind being handled as theyre so docile so are great for first time owners. Theyre a big daft chunky bird with a wonderful temperament and a pleasure to own :)


           Good or disappointing

- Amanda, 01 January 2014

I had three 'proper' speckledies and they were great - lovely brown eggs, plenty of them and fun to have around. I recently bought some others described as speckledies but they were more stripey in appearance. Their eggs are a much lighter colour and they tend to be too large and suffer from thin shelled eggs. There seem to be a lot of these around nowadays. The real speckledy should be quite hard to tell from a pure breed cuckoo marans in appearance and the eggs should be brown.


           Shy, Productive and Hardy Breed

- Fenner, 06 May 2013

These chickens are calm collected birds with beautiful feathers! I've found that their eggs are tall and thin and whilst cooking with them their yolk never splits open after cracking into the egg - They enjoy company of other birds and are relatively docile and not very flighty. They are most suited to being let free - range as they would rather dig up their own dinner instead of pecking it out of your hands or going over to the food bowl. For this reason they don't need too much food to produce hard shelled healthy eggs. These birds demand routine for feeding getting up in the morning and being put to bed! They need space has they easily get scared after being left in the run. Give them time to adjust because out of all the hens in your flock these will probably be the quietest and most shy. I suggest you don't just keep them for eggs or for "fun" as they are a somewhat small commitment.


           Lovely natured breed

- Rebecca, 09 January 2012

My two speckeldy hens are a joy to own. Very hardy, they've proved to be healthy and great egg producers. Very docile which does mean they get pushed around by our other (smaller!) breeds, so I would think twice before mixing them with a bullish breed (like a Rhode Island Red). Our Speckledy hens do go broody about twice a year, which takes some extra effort to ensure they're eating and drinking: there is no way they'll budge from the nest without lifting them out. Highly recommended for a first time owner.


          

- Skye, 06 October 2011

I love this breed, i only have one but she is so cute :]

 
 
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