Coronation Sussex Description
Coronation Sussex are very rare. We have been breeding these since 2017 and are very similar to the Light Sussex however where the Light Sussex has black neck hackles, wing tips and tail tip, the Coronation Sussex has a pale grey in those areas. We are fortunate to have these in our breeding flock with a magnificent cockerel called Silas. Sussex chickens come in various colours such as Light, Speckled, Red, White, and Coronation.
Coronation Sussex Breed Temperament
She is a typical Sussex chicken temperament. A Coronation Sussex is confident but also not a lover of being cuddly. They are not usually the sort of chicken that dominates a flock. A Sussex mixes well with other chickens and are good layers.
Sussex Breed Size
This breed is classified as a large fowl – light. Sussex chickens in general have a rather matronly build. They tend to look rather stocky compared with something like a Leghorn for instance.
Eggs are a biscuit colour or pale tinted and are produced in good numbers. Approximately 4-5 eggs per week in their first laying year. They come into lay at around the 25 week mark. The egg size is medium to large
These are £10 from un-sexed day-olds rising to £30
Our hatching season is from March to September. The Sussex breed in general is slow to show us whether they are boys or girls so they can be around 10 weeks old before they can be guaranteed female. Early to mid June onwards is the time when we have these in female form.
Sources for Further Information
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