Good vs Bad quality light sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magicpigeon, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    How would you define a "good" quality light sussex from "bad" quality? I'm new to this breed and am not sure what qualities I'm supposed to look for in grown birds. There's a 4 month old trio I'm looking at (Can't get pictures [​IMG] ) and I'm wondering if anybody who breeds light sussex has any rules or guidelines they look out for when buying [​IMG]

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. austin.ray22

    austin.ray22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2010
    It's near impossible to tell you without pictures, but some of the main things to look at are feet color and no dark leakage through the body other than the normal areas.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Bad -

    Black in areas that are not the neck, tail, and wing (or saddle if it is a cockerel)

    Underweight bird (they grow slow, but at about a year they should reach the SOP weight)

    General Faults (squirrel tail, floppy comb, too little/many points in comb, wrong leg color)

    Good -

    Large, slow growing bird that reaches SOP weight. Sussex are a LARGE breed

    Good color, no black in the main body

    Good, level back; large, deep chest; no abrupt tail base / angle

    Tail angle, I believe, should be at 45 degrees

    I'm no expert on them, though.

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