Sussex

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History

The Sussex originated in the county of Sussex. They were prized table birds more than 100 years ago. The original colours were brown, red and speckled. The Sussex today is still a very popular breed to keep. Bred to be a dual purpose bird, it is one of the most productive breeds we have today. The hen will lay around 260 large eggs that are cream to light brown in colour. The Sussex is one of the oldest breeds that are still in existence today.

Behaviour

The Sussex chicken is an alert but docile breed that can adapt to any surrounding easily. They are good foragers. Whilst they are quite happy to be free range, they will also be fine if kept in a confined space. They can occasionally but not very often go broody. The speckled is the most likely of the breed to do this.

Varieties

The colours found in Sussex chickens are brown buff, light red, speckled, silver and white. The Sussex chicken whatever its colour should be graceful. The eyes are red in the darker varieties but are orange in the lighter ones. They have a medium sized single comb. The earlobes are red and the legs and skin are white in every variety. The brown and red varieties are rare now with the other colours being quite common.

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Sussexs For Sale

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Breed: Sussex - Pullet
Descriptions: Sussex - Pullet
Variety: Lighht Sussex And Buff Sussex
Age: 22 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
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 now in full lay and available in Light and Buff . We are in most days just call or message first
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£20.00
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Breed: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Light Sussex
Age: 18 weeks
Seller: Durham Hens
Seller Rating:            3 reviews
Description: Attractive, hardy, friendly, dual-purpose, utility strain, bred for egg laying ability, suitable for run or free range. Fully vaccinated giving life-time cover, wormed regularly and treated for fleas/lice.
Location: Durham Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£16.00
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Breed: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Light
Age: 37 weeks
Seller: Stephichicks
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: A beautiful Light Sussex hatched last summer.
Location: Hampshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£25.00
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Breed: Sussex - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Light
Age: 38 weeks
Seller: Pipzi
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: Good Strong Cockerels, nice shapes and majority have good colour. Hatched from our own stock.
Location: Worcestershire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£6.00
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Breed: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Light
Age: 37 weeks
Seller: Cidermill Farm
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Description: LOVELY LIGHT SUSSEX HENS FOR SALE VACCINATED AGAINST MAREKS DISEASE, INFECTIOUS PNEUMONIA AND NEWCASTLES DISEASE AND LOVINGLY RAISED BY US HERE ON OUR BEAUTIFUL FARM IN SURREY. LOVELY FRIENDLY BIRDS 4 MONTHS OLD AND WELL GROWN. The light Sussex has a white body with a black tail and black wing tips. Its neck is white, striped with black and has a very striking appearance. The feathers around the neck are called hackle feathers and each one is black with a fine white lace around the edge. WE ARE LOCATED BETWEEN DORKING AND GATWICK AIRPORT. £25 EACH - DISCOUNT FOR QUANTITY. DELIVERY CAN BE ARRANGED FOR EXTRA COST.
Location: Surrey Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£25.00
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Breed: Sussex - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Light
Age: 21 weeks
Seller: ProCo NW
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Description: 17 week-old Light Sussex Cockerels, free to good homes. To be re-homed separately, please. Good-looking little guys, dad has been very successful in breeding. We are re-homing because they are related to our current stock. There are 4 to go. Wigan.
Location: Greater Manchester Show Map
Delivery: Collection
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Breed: Sussex - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Light Sussex (White)
Age: 26 weeks
Seller: ejs17_91
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Description: Beautiful light Sussex cockerel, with lovely, gentle and tame demeanour, seeks new caring home (+/- breeding opportunities), owing to difficult relationship with his brother. Hatched late August 2014.
Location: Oxfordshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£5.00
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Breed: Sussex - Pullet
Descriptions: Sussex - Pullet
Variety: Light
Age: 21 weeks
Seller: ProCo NW
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Description: 14 week-old pullets for sale. There are 3 to go, £8 each can be homed separately or taken altogether. all related - father is the same. Mother and father very fertile. They have been handled quite a lot from chicks so are quite petty!
Location: Greater Manchester Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£8.00
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           Love, love, love! friendliest , most curious, my favorite!

- Virginia, 25 January 2015

My speckled Sussex are definitely my friendliest.I have a six month baby boy and he helps feed our tiny flock. The Sussex always stop, spread their wings a little, appear to kneel to be petted. They also try coming in the house every day, peck on the back sliding glass door when they want something or to tell me they're turning in for the evening. Just love them


          

- Olivia, 25 December 2013


           A timid yet friendly member of the flock

- Foxy, 19 October 2013

These stunning and eye catching birds certainly make an attractive member of any flock.Once calm , they can tolerate any handling but tend to flap if not handled properly . They are mostly timid and would not be seen pecking your other poultry.overall an nontactile yet eye catching member of your flock!


           Fantastic layer

- Jane, 26 July 2013

Lays beautiful eggs, has bossy confident persona. Not for the garden proud


           Fantastic layer

- Jane, 26 July 2013

Lays beautiful eggs, has bossy confident persona. Not for the garden proud

 

Breeders Clubs for Sussexs

Scottish Sussex Club

Tel: 01569 766775


Sussex Poultry Club

E-mail: pat.gage2@btinternet.com

Tel: 01364 653182

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