White Sussex or Light Sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jetblack2004, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 14 Light Sussex chicks and I have 7 boys and 7 girls. All the boys are white with the black feathers and so are 2 of the girls. But 5 of them are completely white. I thought they'd get the black when they were older but they are now 11 weeks with still no black. I looked up White Sussex and how you bred them because I wondered that if you hatched Light Sussex you could get White Sussex from them but I couldn't find any information.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get the eggs? Its possible they could molt in the black later. But they could also stay white. It depends on the parentage.
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just collected my eggs from my purebred Light Sussex hens. Ok. But if they stayed white would they be Light Sussex or White Sussex? What would I sell them as? Thank you
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have light Sussex males also?
     
  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but they're not at all white.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could molt in the black later or stay white. I've seen it many times with my Columbian Wyandottes. Technically they would be White Sussex, but the do carry the columbian pattern genes.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    have to wait and see
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm confused. Your hens are Light Sussex, right? What are your roosters? If your roosters are Light Sussex, you can have Light Sussex Chicks. If your roosters are something else, you've got mixed breed chicks.

    Can you post pics of the parents and chicks?
     
  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are definitely pure Light Sussex and my cockerel is definitely pure Light Sussex too. But the 5 of the pullet-chicks are ( still ) pure white with no sign of any black markings and I'm not sure if the are Light Sussex or not.
     
  10. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    maybe they'll molt and BOOM! black! lol
     

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