BlackHackle's Light Sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlackHackle, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. TJ

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Niklas

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Alex

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  1. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    Hi, for all you who don't know me, I am Black Hackle. Yea, I know my profile says that already, but what gives. This thread will include the growing and criticizing of 3 champion-line Light Sussex roosters as they mature and compete with each other for first pick. The poll is to be used to vote which one you feel is actually the top pick. You may change your vote as the birds grow!

    Here they are, at one months old, with a bit of info about them:

    Top Prospect so Far
    Name: TJ
    Pros so far:
    1. Friendly
    2. Has a great pose
    3. Great shanks
    4. Composes himself quite well
    5. Great structuring
    6. Excellent shape
    Cons so far:
    1. I would love more hackling
    2. The comb has more than 5 points
    Picture
    IMG_20180701_155732.jpg

    Second
    Name: Niklas
    Pros so far:
    1. Excellent hackle
    2. Great shanks
    3. Nice Shape
    4. Great structuring

    Cons so far:
    1. Skittish
    2. Very Flighty
    3. Too many points on comb
    Picture
    IMG_20180701_160021.jpg

    Third Place

    Name: Alex
    Pros so far:
    1. Good hackle
    2. Great shanks
    3. Very heavy
    Cons so far:
    1. Terribly Skittish
    2. Flighty
    3. Odd tail shaping
    4. To much lower body fluff
    5. Narrow Head

    Picture IMG_20180701_155957.jpg

    More info and pictures to come as well as growth graphs! Stay tuned!
     
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  2. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    I wouldn't be concerned about too many points on comb, they make good breeders, a it is only half a point deduction for each extra point. A good comb is the last thing a breeder should look for in the breeding process. Honestly, as long as it is a single comb and has more than four points it is fine. The color is hard to tell as a juvenile, but I wouldn't care about it either. As long as it is Columbian. Breeders always breed for type first. That includes wideness of head and stuff. Temperament is important as well. Color only comes before comb in the evaluation process. Just make sure what you are working with isn't too dark or too light and you will be fine.

    I pick TJ
     
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  3. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    I totally agree with all the above posted, I only include comb points...well, let's see...to add more information on the birds :)
     
  4. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

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    Good. Good. :)
     
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  5. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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  6. BlackHackle

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    :thumbsup
     
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  7. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    Alright Guys, the Graphs are in place. It looks like Alex is in the lead! I'll attach some pictures in a few minutes

    Unit is Grams
    Sussex Groth Chart.PNG
     
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  8. BlackHackle

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    TJ

    IMG_20180712_181824.jpg

    Niklas

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    Alex

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  9. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    I like Nicklas. There's just something about him. I think Alex is a write off at this point. That back topline is just too off-kilter.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  10. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    I can see what you mean, his hackle just ain't developing. Unfortunately he weighs 1/2 pound more than the others, but I am selecting for type not weight. I am also leaning towards Niklas
     

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