Sussex, Orpington, Sex-Link Rooster Personalities

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BerrytangleFarm, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Our Australorp's clutch is turning out to have three boys. I'd like to know your experience with these roos to know which would be better to keep (just one, probably) -- Light (Coronation, I believe) Sussex, Buff Orpington, and Sex-Link (though this one is still free ranging because it got away when we transferred their quarters and just won't come close enough to recapture, so I don't know if we'll get him or not).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Light Sussex and Coronation Sussex are two different things [​IMG] But I've heard nothing but good about them. They can be HUGE and very docile birds. I've got a couple hens, but no boys, however the boys I've known other people to own were all great roosters.
     
  3. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Quote:This Sussex is white with the black around the neck and on the tail tip. Is that Coronation?

    Also.....I'm starting to wonder about the Sex-Link....I thought that was the breed that hatched (the eggs were a mix from a breeder), but he's pure white....
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I love my Buff Orp roosters. We set them up in a bachelor coop with a couple cochin roos. They were all raised together and get along fine, but they were too much roo for my 8 hens. My hens are happier with one rooster in their coop.

    All the breeds that you mentioned can be great roosters (well I don't know much about the sex link) Many people say you don't know a male's temperament until they mature some.

    Roosters really can get along when they were raised together:

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:This Sussex is white with the black around the neck and on the tail tip. Is that Coronation?

    Also.....I'm starting to wonder about the Sex-Link....I thought that was the breed that hatched (the eggs were a mix from a breeder), but he's pure white....

    Nope, that's light. [​IMG] Coronation is white with very pale steely gray around the neck and tail.


    Sex-Link males are pure white except for some yellow and/or red on the shoulders.
     
  6. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Quote:This Sussex is white with the black around the neck and on the tail tip. Is that Coronation?

    Also.....I'm starting to wonder about the Sex-Link....I thought that was the breed that hatched (the eggs were a mix from a breeder), but he's pure white....

    Nope, that's light. [​IMG] Coronation is white with very pale steely gray around the neck and tail.


    Sex-Link males are pure white except for some yellow and/or red on the shoulders.

    Okay, then it's the Sex-Link.

    I must say, the Orp seems to be smarter than the Sex-Link. They both escaped together, and I found the Orp pacing around the outside of it's coop this morning trying to get in. It was fairly easy to catch him. The Sex-Link is hiding in the blackberry bushes and just won't come out without rushing back in at the first sound.
     

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