The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our goal is to provide our customers with a variety of products and amazing experience.
**Chick not for sale online, please call or visit store if interested**
The Speckled Sussex was developed in Sussex County, England over 100 years ago. It was famous there as a table fowl with pinkish white skin and long, deep body ideal for fattening. It is of medium size, in the heavy breed class, a layer of light brown or tinted eggs, and the hens will set. Its plumage color is a delight to the eye being of rich mahogany base color with individual feathers ending in a white tip separated from the rest of the feathers by a black bar. Baby chicks vary greatly in color from a creamy buff to dark chestnut and some also have alternate dark and light stripes lengthwise on the back. This variety combines beauty with utility, and is very nice to raise for showing.
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: good/ 260 a yr
Meat Production: excellent
Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Skin Color: white
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: very likely
Bird Size: extra large
Leg Style: clean
Leg Color: white
Male Mature Weight: 9 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 7 lbs
The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our mission is to provide our customers with a variety of products and an amazing experience. The Golden Gem offers our consumers the opportunity to shop a unique selection of products. We provide a venue where our customers can shop pieces by local talent, a clothing boutique, enjoy a coffee house, shop locally grown farm fresh products, and pick up your animal feed and supplies.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE IT ALL YOU HAVE WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. He was born and raised in this community loving farming and ranching. I was raised in Spokane Valley and easily converted into a country girl. With generations of knowledge he started formulating his own animal feed for cows, chickens, and pigs. His feed became very well known throughout the community and our surrounding areas. We both had a dream of entrepreneurship, so we decided to create a store that could be a one stop shop for the community. Together with his knowledge of animals and my love for fashion, coffee and supporting local, we created the Golden Gem Mercantile. With our three boys, two dogs, cows, chickens and our horse we are going on our 5th year and enjoying every crazy minute of it.