Coronation chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Julie_A, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen pics of beautiful "coronation" chickens. Does anyone have more pics to post or could you tell me about the history of these birds? [​IMG]
     
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Coronation" is a variety of the Sussex bred of chicken. That colour of Sussex is said to have been developed to celebrate the cornation of King George VI. The internet says it was developed in the 1940s though there were no monarchs crowned in Britain during that decade (King George VI came to the throne in 1936 & his coronation was in 1937). The colour is basically the same as the "Light" Sussex but with blue (UK) or lavender (Aus) diluting the black.
     
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  3. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I think they are beautiful!!!
     
  4. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some pictures on our website.
     
  5. craigtaunya

    craigtaunya Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at Greenfire Farms. They have some of the top Coro's in the US.
     

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