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sussex question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hot2Pot, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    To increase size in Speckled Sussex, could you use Silver or Light Sussex roosters over SS hens? What colors would you get?
  2. cluckingnuts

    cluckingnuts Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2011
    I would use the LS cock as both the Spec. and LS are partridge based with columbian whereas the SS is birchen, which you will need to breed out, and has no columbian, which will have to be bred back in.
    Put the best cock(s) back to th Spec.Sussex.
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Thank you!
  4. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

    May 22, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    I've heard of crossing LS to Silver Sussex for LS split to Silver.
    To increase the size of SS I would think crossing with Red Susses (as they are SS without the spots).

    Just my $0.02 worth.

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