Spots in light sussex neck lacing. What causes this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LyrebirdJacki, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chirping

    Feb 16, 2012
    Darwin Australia
    I've noticed quite a lot of light sussex chickens sold in my area have really bad "spots" throughout their lacing. I've been told by a few breeders that it's the result of inbreeding, or breeding a coronation parent over a light sussex, then breeding another generation from the young resulting in bad markings. Also one person said it's from breeding the RIRxLight sussex sex link roosters back with pure light sussex. I'm not too sure about the last one.

    What is peoples' experiences with this? I got out of the breed myself as I found way better layers of bigger eggs, but I'm just curious to know.


    Here is an example of one. Note they look pretty small as well. I've also been to a few breeders' houses and the parents look fine, however the chicks they produce look like this.


    Here are some young pullets as well that I saw.

    Any light on this?

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