Black sussex, is there such breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KaylorFarms, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    Is there such a breed as a black sussex? My relatives have some and I saw that my pet chicken said there are only light, and speckled sussex. Is a black sussex two breeds mixed together or something?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    There are 8 recognized colors, but black is not among them
     
  3. KaylorFarms

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    So, there is no such thing? Then what breeds are they if they're not black sussexes? :)
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    There is no way for us to answer that from what you've posted. Can you get a photo (s) of the birds?
     
  5. keesmom

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    No such thing as a black Sussex. They come in Brown, Buff, Coronation, Light, Red, Speckled, Silver and White. In the US only Speckled are available through the major hatcheries, while light, red, coronation and silver can be found only with private breeders.

    Common black, single combed, clean legged, brown egg laying large fowl are Austrolorps and black Giants. Black Minorcas and black Andalusians are common lighter weight, white egg laying black birds. Most likely they are one of those.
     
  6. KaylorFarms

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    Thanks everyone! I figured it out! They are black stars, they have gold chests
     

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