Any ideas on the new guys...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by honeyb711, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. honeyb711

    honeyb711 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have come to take in 2 new chickens today...earlier than planned, but hopefully we can give them a home. We were told they are both Sussex, one being a light sussex, the other im not sure...columbian or coronation maybe?! Ages are only approximates, they could be a week out either way.

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    Sorry. I forgot to adjust 2nd pic of the grey/white sussex...attached on its own for a better idea.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The first is a Light Sussex. If I'm not mistaken, the second bird is a Coronation Sussex. They were all the rage a few years ago, but I've not seen many of them around on here lately.

    And they're both pullets [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks. Hubby couldnt remember exactly what she said. They were unsexed though & i just hoped we would get lucky.

    I absolutely love the grey/white. She is just beautiful.
     
  5. donrae

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    She is very pretty [​IMG]
     
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    Ive named her Chelsea. The light sussex ive named Delilah. They are both very pretty birds. Im really hopeful you are right & they are both pullets.

    Approximately what age would they start laying?
     
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  7. donrae

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    Usually 20-22 weeks for those ladies. Should be light brown eggs that start pretty small and get larger over about two months.
     
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    Thanks Donrae. I done plenty of reading last night & read they can be quiet late layers. This doesnt phase me too much though, they are so pretty to just to watch.
     
  9. drumstick diva

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    agree with donrae's posts - she really knows chickens
     
  10. donrae

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    Aww thanks Diva [​IMG]
     

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