Breed Rating (71 Reviews)



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.


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.


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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Speckled Sussex

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Description: Speckled Sussex. we are open most days, just call or message first, or visit our website at PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK. £25-£30 each

Sussex - Pullet - Light/buff and speckled Sussex large fowl

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Description: Growers-pol Light Sussex, Buff Sussex and Speckled Sussex, (PURE BREEDS NOT HYBRIDS) , all hatched from our own breeding stock, parent birds can be viewed if required. We are in most days but please call/text first if you would like to visit. We also have other breeds so please take a look at PLEASE CONTACT REGARDING STOCK AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT.

Light Sussex POL's

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Description: These are Light Sussex Point of Lay (POL) female hens which make excellent egg layers and pets alike. The are at point of lay so they will start to lay soon after your purchase so you will receive maximum benefit from the hens. These hens are very happy and lively and are great for all the family and children.

Latest Reviews For Sussex (5 of 71)

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love, love, love! friendliest , most curious, my favorite! - Virginia,

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,

A timid yet friendly member of the flock - Foxy,

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,

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

Fantastic layer - Jane,

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

Breeder Clubs for Sussex

Scottish Sussex Club

Telephone: 01569 766775

Sussex Poultry Club


Telephone: 01364 653182

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