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Coronation Sussex Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rilly10, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    This is the Coronation Sussex thread! Please post pictures if your birds and lets discuss this beautiful variety!

    I have recently decided to get rid of my mixed layers and replace them with Coronation Sussex and it has been fun researching the variety and LOVE looking at the pictures! So PLEASE lets get all of out great info and pictures together in one place!

  2. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Yay! My 12 eggs are shipping out on Monday! I am also trying to get ine more set but we will see!

    I do have a question....do the splits work the same as with breeding solid birds for lavender? I breed lavender silkies but just want to make sure this is the same. So if you had a coronation roo over a split hen would you get 50% splits and 50% coronations?
  3. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2010
    Howell, MI
    If the coronation is a simple recessive then you should get that mix. Remember its 50-50 for each chick produced. They have a 50-50 chance of being either light or coronation. But ALL your light chicks will be splits.
  4. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Thanks! That helps! So it is the same as lavender silkies. I was wondering, since they get so big, do they need a larger than average nest bos and doors? All of ours are the standard size. I was thinking of taking the next box dividers out to give them some more room. Also, if showing them are they an AOV or is Coronation recognized? I only have a bantam standard, I need to get a regular one now!

    My eggs all ship tomorrow!
  5. SkyBlueEgg

    SkyBlueEgg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2008
    I saw two coronation Sussex at at show a few weeks ago. The color is very pretty. If I have it right they are a lavender form of the "light sussex: or genetically self blue columbian?
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    Quote:That is correct.

  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I just bought myself a coronation pullet. [​IMG]

    I have one light sussex rooster, two light sussex hens, one split light sussex pullet and one coronation pullet.
  8. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    I just bought some from Rockin Paints and they're on day 15 of incubation! I'm excited to "discover" this breed!
  9. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    Gorgeous pic Keesmom! I am goint to try and candle tonight! I just set 22 coro eggs on Sunday! I can't wait for these guys to hatch!

    How well do they lay? I am thinking of keeping one or two roosters and 6 hens to be safe. I want enough eggs to eat, and also some to hatch. I know two roos is a lot for 6/7 hens but I heard they are very docile and want a "back up roo".

  10. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Here's one for the club:

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