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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by CTKen View Post
 


Sure, i know she's not a sussex - as i said, i bred her from a commercial dual purpose and a mutt roo! I was merely pointing out that the similarities, thats all.

 

CT

And I was pointing out a feature that disqualifies her from being Sussex. Sussex have white skin, and it's a dominant trait. Your girl actually looks more like a Columbian Rock.

post #12 of 14
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Well, thank you all very much. More or less verified what I already knew. :-( I hope they all prove to be good layers, because they're costing me $5.60/month each to feed fermented soy-free organic, put me double over the number of birds I'm allowed to have, and are not the breeds I planned to build my small flock with. At six-months, I'll have a feed investment of $28.50 and I paid $3.50 for each chick (3-4 weeks old; farmer could not give an exact date).

Live and learn! I try very hard to buy local, but that's not always best.

 

Thanks again for this - and for the last six years of lurking and learning. :-)

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by 4paws View Post
 

Well, thank you all very much. More or less verified what I already knew. :-( I hope they all prove to be good layers, because they're costing me $5.60/month each to feed fermented soy-free organic, put me double over the number of birds I'm allowed to have, and are not the breeds I planned to build my small flock with. At six-months, I'll have a feed investment of $28.50 and I paid $3.50 for each chick (3-4 weeks old; farmer could not give an exact date).

Live and learn! I try very hard to buy local, but that's not always best.

 

Thanks again for this - and for the last six years of lurking and learning. :-)


You're welcome.

post #14 of 14

Sussex are very good layers, but they do take a bit longer to start than some production breeds. They will be much better layers than Rangers.

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