Sussex Bantam

Breed Rating (10 Reviews)



The Sussex Bantam originates in Britain in around 1920 and is a dwarfed version of the Sussex. It has a rectangular body shape, medium long tail feathers, broad, deep breast, red earlobes and a featherless face. The comb is medium sized and single and the eye is red. The Sussex Bantam has featherless yellow legs and 4 toes.


They have a placid nature and are adept at coping with bad weather. They are easily tamed and will do anything for a treat. They make superb pets for children as they are affectionate and rarely show aggression in any form. They are excellent layers and often continue producing eggs throughout the winter. The hens make excellent broodies and wonderful mothers.


Columbian, buff Columbian, red Columbian, grey, silver, red porcelain, white and Columbian blue marked.

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Sussex Bantam For Sale

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Sussex Bantam - Pullet - Light Sussex Bantam

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Description: We have been breeding sussex hens now for 8 years and these birds are the best our breeding pen have produced. These are all nice sturdy birds all with solid collars and now in full lay. We are in most days just call or message first, or visit our website at PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.

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Description: Young chicks, one of many bantams we hatch out all the time-but call first to make sure we have a good supply

Speckled Sussex Bantam Cockerels for sale

Description: Speckled Sussex Bantam Cockerels For Sale 12 weeks old "The Sussex Bantam is a very beautiful breed, with a very placid nature. They are easily tamed and make superb pets, as they are affectionate and rarely show aggression in any form." Very healthy and handsome young men in search of the right flock of ladies to look after and protect. A cockerel makes an excellent addition to a flock of laying hens - they are very good at keeping the peace and stopping any arguments. They will call hens over when they find worms and other tasty morsels and will even sit in the nest to keep them company whilst they are laying. They are very good at keeping watch and protecting the flock from danger, so the hens can relax and concentrate on more important things, like sunbathing, eating and occasionally laying eggs. Keeping a cockerel also means that you can hatch chicks from your own eggs to add to your flock in the future. Please contact me if you are interested in giving one a home.

Latest Reviews For Sussex Bantam (5 of 10)

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- Liam, 5 September 2013

I have three bantam light Sussex that are 10 week old and one of them is is dropping a yellow stuff not to sure wot it is it looks a bit like York wot could it be

These Chickens are Awesome. - Lacey, 9 July 2013

I have a pair of Bantam Light Sussex and they one of the best breeds ever. Mary, the female, hasn't laid any eggs yet since it is winter but when I brought a silkie pullet, she adopted it as if it was her own chick. I wasn't sure if the rooster would take to the chick as the hen did but he also became protective of the chick and now no other roosters are allowed near the hens. These chickens are also very friendly towards people and little children and i hope to have more in the spring.

Excellent for the garden - Frazer, 6 October 2012

Excellent layers, great mothers. I bought a trio that didn't make the show grade, however to my family they are priceless now, i paid £20 for them! This year we've had 19 chicks off the two hens, who were superb in brooding their young. The eggs also taste delicious, i'd say two Bantam eggs make up one 'normal' size egg. The chicks have gone to friends and family who want to get into chicken keeping and they are a good hardy starter bird. Of the two hens we would usually get about 10 eggs a week which is more than enough for a family of four.

Very good in general. - Barry, 25 May 2011

I have 2 bantam sussex hens, one is a golden honey colour and the other is white. They are both very hardy birds as they survived 2 winters. I have a normal sized speckled sussex rooster, he tries his best to protect the hens from other animals, but he is friendly around humans.

- Ruby, 17 May 2011

Our little sussex bantam hens are an extremely broody pair we are currently trying to hatch some frizzles using them as surrogate mothers with just a week to go chalk and cheese are still sat diligently in their clutch, will edit post next week and let you know how they are getting on.

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