Hedgerow Speckledy Description
The Hedgerow Speckledy is a pretty commercial quality hybrid with her beetle green black shining through her feathers like jewels. Her genetic breeding is part Marans and part Rhode Island Red. The Speckledy (pronounced Speckle Dee) makes a “spectacular” addition to your flock, and everyone invariably wants one. From a distance she looks grey but when you get closer you can see that she has a beauty that is particularly noticeable in the sun when the black shines though. Her vivid red comb and wattles contrast beautifully with the colour of her feathers.
To an untrained eye our Hedgerow Speckledy looks similar in appearance to a Coucou Marans, but there are some marked differences. She doesn’t lay a dark brown egg as a Marans does. Her neck feather look more like a Sussex (columbian) pattern. Her legs are clean and unfeathered too. She is not quite as stockily built as a Marans.
Hedgerow Speckledy Breed Temperament
She is a very calm and peaceful hen and will therefore enjoy a cuddle once she has decided she can trust you. This breed often has a tendency to be quite chatty. Speckledy hybrids are expected to be non-broody which is normal for most hybrids however, there may be the odd one who didn’t read the manual.
The Speckledy is classified as a large fowl – light.
A Speckledy will lay over 300 large light brown eggs in her first laying year. Her first eggs will be smaller however, she will produce larger eggs over the coming weeks.
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