Breed Rating (72 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.Tweet
Sussex For Sale
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Sussex - Pullet - Light/buff and speckled Sussex large fowl
Description: 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 www.noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT REGARDING STOCK AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT.
Description: Pol Speckled Sussex £25 we are open every day, just call or message first, or visit our website at noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.
Light sussex female chicks
Description: These are guaranteed female Light Sussex chicks. The are approximately 1 day old, please contact for more info. These chicks turn into great egg layers as well as great pets. They are very enjoyable to keep as well as good fun for all the family. We will happily refund any chicks that turn out to be cockerels.
FREE beautiful pedigree hand reared Light Sussex cockerel
Description: I hatched some Pedigree Light and Speckled Sussex in May but have ended up with 3 cockerels ! They are very tame. Would like to find a home for one or two of them
Black Tail female chicks
Description: These are guaranteed female Black Tail chicks. The are approximately 1 day old, please contact for more info. These chicks turn into great egg layers as well as great pets. They are very enjoyable to keep as well as good fun for all the family. We will happily refund any chicks that turn out to be cockerels.
Latest Reviews For Sussex (5 of 73)
Breeder Clubs for Sussex
Scottish Sussex Club
Telephone: 01569 766775
Sussex Poultry Club
Telephone: 01364 653182