Light Sussex Thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jason180sx, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    this is a thread for light sussex chickens
    this is my cockerel
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    and again
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    and his wife
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    thanks
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Lovely pictures!

    We have only one lt sussex and we call her Mrs. White. My son's favorite. Nice bird.
     
  3. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice looking little rooster [​IMG] nice, fully colored collar

    mine is a split (light x coro), can i show him? [​IMG] he is large fowl

    Hank
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    excuse the hen, she found some mud
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  4. lucky123

    lucky123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the cockeral in the top picture? I really like the way the black doesn't bleed futher down his back and its where it should be. Nice light Sussex cockeral.
     
  5. lucky123

    lucky123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to guess 14 to 16 weeks old?
     
  6. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:to answer for him, [​IMG] , it is a bantam fowl (saw this in another thread he posted the pix)
     
  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. We have 50+ Australian Light Sussex. All are pure .
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    They are big and friendly birds. I've sold 37 Light Sussex in the last month. They are great birds.
     
  8. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you noted quick growth in yours?

    i've been toying with using my 11 one-month-old chicks as meat birds, because they've grown as quickly as my freedom rangers had.

    i don't know how long they will keep this up, though. they do grow to be big birds, though! (the large fowl, anyway [​IMG] )
     
  9. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. We have found that at about 5-6 months these birds are monsters. I have a processor coming out next week to give me a quote on processing my roosters ( about 10#s at 5 mo. ). I haven't eaten one yet but I will soon. They are a dual purpose bird. Raised for eggs and meat. Good Luck. [​IMG] The roosters will get up to about 12#s.
     
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  10. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    I have bred Light Sussex and have a very good friend in BC that has started a very intesive breeding program (were talking rasing over 300 chicks this year. She hatched more and sold more). I may be getting some light sussex from her (eggs) but need to email her. I do not like the Austrialan Light Sussex at all...
     

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