The Sussex thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Australia, these coronation sussex would be genetically lavender. Is that the case there. I notice that someone earlier in the thread called them blue which puzzled me and I wondered if there were any differences.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:They're Lavender. Although Lavender is also called Self-Blue, it's not blue. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    I love Sussex! I have Coronation, Speckled, Light, and Silver. Extra roosters available to trade or sell if anyone is interested nearby.:) Deb
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I do have genetically Andalusian Blue Coronation Sussex, not Lavender. [​IMG]

    ETA: This picture is from last month, they're much bigger now.
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  5. RustyHen

    RustyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful, but it's a ltitle confusing. [​IMG] Thanks for the pics.
     
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  7. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I breed lights. Here are two pullets from last year when they were fairly young. We are now coming to the end of our breeding season and I have about 80 chicks on the ground for this season. My birds are from a good line, but still need some improvement. Type is good, but no harm in breeding bigger. I'm also looking to improve the clarity of the hackling and the fine white lacing on the hackle feathers. I also need to neaten up combs a bit. It all takes time.

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  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:Nice! [​IMG]

    Do you sell hatching eggs or chicks?
     
  9. Ozchicken

    Ozchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, sometimes, but I'm too far away from you - about 13,000 kms straight across the Pacific Ocean with a few quarantine and customs regulations in between us as well.

    (Obviously time to put my location in my profile.)
     
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  10. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:LOL! [​IMG]

    Yeah, it might be hard for me to get some of your stock.
     

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