ISA BROWN x LIGHT SUSSEX

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  1. Eruedraith

    Eruedraith Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all just wondering if anyone knows what a Isa Brown x Light Sussex will look like, maybe if anyone has any pics?

    I'm incubating a handful (First batch of eggs for me ever, very exciting)

    Would love to know what they might look like in the future :)

    Thanks!

    Edit:
    The Male is the Sussex
    The Female is the Isa Brown. Don't know whether that helps, but there you go :)
     
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  2. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You're dealing with the same pattern genes, but different base colors. The ISA Brown has dominant white, that modifies any black patterning into white, and the have a red/gold base color. The Sussex is silver base color.
    Silver is dominant over red/gold so all chicks will be silver. The Isa Brown only has one copy of the dominant white, so only about half the chicks will inherit it. This will produce chicks that look solid white, since you can't see white patterning on a silver bird. Those that do not have the dominant white will look like their father.
    The white skin of the Sussex is also dominant.
    Males will develop some red as they mature.
     
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  4. Eruedraith

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    Thanks all for the replies, I will post pictures when they hatch

    Here's my little squadron at the moment though [​IMG]
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  5. Eruedraith

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    This is what they look like :) All healthy and cute as buttons [​IMG]

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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should mature to be excellent meat and egg birds.
     
  7. Flock Master64

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you gonna name them?
     
  9. Eruedraith

    Eruedraith Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! That's what I need :)
     
  10. Eruedraith

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    I don't usually name my birds, I have so many!

    But I did name the first one to hatch Eureka haha.
     

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