Coronation Sussex 600 pair what is up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by greathorse, May 11, 2009.

  1. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bid just closed a day or so ago on eggbid on a pair of Coronation Sussex. I know nothing about these chickens what is up with that breed.

    Anyone know anything about them? Must be the next hot bird off the presses
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is one of only a few people in the USA with them. They are EXTREMELY RARE. His stock was imported in to the US in 07 at a pretty hefty price tag.
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They appear to be large birds, very well made. I am curious as to the origin etc. They must be very rare with the action we see on eggbid. The hackle feathers are lavendar I am told.

    I will be watching this breed for sure. Thinking about throwing a bid out there.
     
  4. Lairvine

    Lairvine Out Of The Brooder

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  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last pair of these just went for over a thousand dollars. WOW.

    I do like the look of those birds. I would love to see the shade of lavendar on their hackles.
     
  6. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    Dont' get me wrong, they are pretty birds but $1,000 or even $600?????!!!!! Sorry dear, I can't make the house payment this month. I bought a chicken!!
     
  7. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But do the math. I hear they are good layers. So a breeding pair produces 200 eggs per year, one hundred pairs, 60K first year. Piece a cake LOL. At a thousand dollars a pair 100 K. I am going to buy them all. Easy money.

    I dont mean to poke fun either. If that is what people will pay then that is what they are worth to them.

    I sure do like the birds though
     
  8. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Coronation Sussex are very beautiful and Paul has very nice birds that he imported.
    We have the Coronation, Light and Buff from his imports and enjoy them very much.
     
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  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The same person bought both pair! $1,600 for 4 birds. WOW
     
  10. mothergoose1963

    mothergoose1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are gorgeous. [​IMG]
     

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