Is this a Coronation Sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mama24, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 eggs labeled Light Sussex in a batch of rare hatching eggs from My Pet Chicken. 1 hatched and I got this guy. He has light feathering on his legs. Is that normal? I don't really know much about the breed. He's pretty and I'd like to find him a new home since I have no use for him. [​IMG] I looked up light sussex and they have black where he gray. He's beautiful, but I try to avoid white birds due to all of the hawks we have here. I assume he's a Coronation, but why were the eggs labeled light sussex?

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  2. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep! Thats def a Coronation Sussex, Im a breeder of Sussex and keep a couple of that colour to [​IMG] My Pet Chicken proberely got the order wrong or something, Coronation Sussex are an English Breed and there quite hard to find in the UK, so your lucky to have one [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks it to me
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Question: Are Coronation Sussex supposed to have feathers on their legs?
     
  5. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Question: Are Coronation Sussex supposed to have feathers on their legs?

    No Sussex arnt a ment to have feathers on their legs.
     
  6. biopest

    biopest New Egg

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    looking at your photo,looks more like a Delaware,Light sussex have black right around their hackles to their throat, The Delaware`s black looks more like a Cape of black.[​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    R U certain it's a roo?
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure looks like a coronation sussex to me. And if I was to guess, I'd also guess it was a pullet, not a roo, but I am soooooo not an expert, so none of my opinions should have any weight.

    I can't find anything to say whether or not it should have feathers on the legs or not. So, that means it's probably not supposed to.
     
  9. chuckeychickens

    chuckeychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another vote for Coronation Sussex. Here's my pic of our grown-ups, but we have little ones that look just like that one.

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  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Definitely not a Delaware. Dellies were my first chickens, so I know what they look like. [​IMG] This chick has gray instead of black on his neck, and no barring. Delaware have black barred feathers on their necks and on rooster's tails. And he has white legs, Delawares have yellow.
     

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