Gorgeous mahogany speckled girls with all the lovely sussex characteristics.
Classification: Heavy Breed
Photos to follow once the weather improves and the sun comes out!
We are delighted to see the speckled sussex becoming more accessible as a breed here in NZ. For many years they were hard to come by. We have kept them now for a couple of seasons and enjoying their stunning speckled plummage. Just like the light sussex their progeny are early to feather, fast growing and quick to mature. Our speckled sussex girls have laid well for us; they lay an average sized egg and egg colour is usually tinted. They come into the lay early each season (late winter) and lay consistently well till they come into the moult in late summer/autumn. Speckled sussex are inclined to go broody like many of the other heavy breeds and they make attentive mothers. We find them a delightful breed to keep. We also keep the light sussex and the buff sussex.
Fast delivery and the red spider mite /virus/bacteria control solution they sell is extremely effective at keeping the red mites chookies suffer with at bay, very impressive stuff. It is the only thing I have found that actually works.No more itchiness for me after I have been in the roosting areas, highly recommend Appletons Poultry Safeguard, it works very well.
10/12/2019 by Guest
Another hassle free shopping experience. Love the quality of your products. Thanks!
10/12/2019 by Leonie
Thanks Fiona for an amazing experience today! You folks went well above and beyond expectations with my education on care, premium product and went so far as to provided chickens when the other supplier fell through. The fadge of sawdust was the right choice over my old hay habbits. This level of service and enthusiasm is hard to find at the best of times. The pullets are settling in and exploring their new kingdom. Until next time...
03/12/2019 by Shane
Living remotely makes buying bulky items a bit of a pain - logistically speaking. But no such worries with this purchase. Appleton's arranged everything with our local truck company and it got here NEXT DAY. Talk about amazing service!. And the product is A++ too - Clean, dust free, and storing the fadge is MUCH easier than storing smaller plastic bales. Will definitely buy this again. Thanks Appletons!
25/11/2019 by Bronwyn
Very happy with my purchase and very speedy delivery thanks.
24/11/2019 by Guest
Great range of products that are reasonably priced. Super speedy delivery.
19/11/2019 by Guest
just bought our second appletons chicken house and once again good delivery easy to put together and perfect for our needs. our first coop we bought 8-10 years ago and is still is top condition very pleased with it
thank you appletons
18/11/2019 by Guest
We got our chickens from Appletons and order their pellets, grit and wood chips from them also. Always good service and very helpful
18/11/2019 by Guest
I received my hens new easy care drinker the day after I placed the order.
I am pleased with the drinker and the service was amazing. Thank you.
17/11/2019 by Guest
Our Guinea Pigs are loving their new outdoor cage. Prompt delivery. Took a bit to put it together but it looks great and the quality is excellent. It will last for some time which is what we wanted.
15/11/2019 by Gaylene
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