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What is a black Sussex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kareninthesun, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    I can find nothing on the web, but my fav feed store had some.
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

    Mar 29, 2010
    Lakeview, OR
    Quote:What do the chicks look like? A black sussex would be a black chicken with sussex type. But you never know with hatcheries. hatcheries mainly only have speckled sussex though. I've personally never seen "black" sussex.
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    SF Bay
    There's no such thing... I think they just labeled it incorrectly like they do with Easter Eggers, labeling them as true Ameraucanas
  4. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    Nope. I must have misunderstood him. They are black sexlink. Oddly enough, all have light dots on their heads. Explains why there was no other type in the store brooder with them.
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Historically, there was a Black Sussex in the first half of the last century. They were bred from Brown sussex until they were black. They never caught on and died out with their creator's passing. There was also a Cuckoo Sussex being bred on one of the offshore British Isles. It never caught on and died out too. Recently a Cuckoo Sussex cropped up at Greenfire Farms and was sold to a lady who is now reviving the color variety.
    Karen Tewart
    PR Director
    Amer. Sussex Assoc.

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