Confused about Light Sussex & Coronation Chicks.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CpapSeller, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. CpapSeller

    CpapSeller Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2010
    Hot Springs
    Ok I hatched 6 Split to Split Coronation/ Light Sussex eggs. All of the chicks are now 4 weeks old and I assumed they are were Light or Splits since the have had black neck Feathers and some black wing feathers since they first sprouted feathers. Now I am noticing as the black feathers grow that lavender/off white color is surrounding the black center on most feathers. The neck feathers are really just coming in and I am starting to notice the same pattern. I thought the feathers had to be black or Lavender, not a combination. I have been somewhat disappointed but now I do not know what to think. Anybody seen this before?
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I don't have any, but you may just have splits. Breed them together and you should get some Coronation Sussex.

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