Caramel Queens are a sex-linked cross between Light Sussex hens and Welsummer roosters. The Queens are a beautiful rich red with with gold in their hackles and decorative touches of black that develop in their adult coat — each one is a little different. They lay a fairly dark egg — not ‘chocolate’, more terra cotta. Crosses of this sort have been popular for over 100 years, starting with the original Golden Comets (LS x RIR). Caramel Queens give you the advantage of handsome, dark Welsummer eggs while laying very much better than Welsummers, so you can have the best of both breeds — and no roosters to boot!