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These stunning birds were created long ago to celebrate the coronation of King George . They are quite similar to the light sussex, however rather then having black markings, they have lavender colored markings, meaning they breed true, and all offspring are colored the same as their parents.
They are fast growing and lovely, friendly chickens. They make wonderful pets or additions to backyard flocks. As with most sussex, they are great dual purpose birds - they lay up to 250 medium-large sized light brown eggs each year, and are also suitable for the table. Our birds come from a diverse flock and we currently have an unrelated coronation rooster over two lines of light sussex and split to coronation light sussex hens to have the most diverse flock we can. The rooster, at 8 months old, weighs 9 lbs and an average sized hen was 5lbs at 8 months of age. Please email us about chicks or hatching eggs!
Light sussex and Coronation Sussex chicks all hatch with yellow chick down and soon grow all white feathers. It is only around 3-4 weeks of age that you can see their beautiful black or lavender colored hackle feathers beginning to grow in.