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 - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Light Sussex
Age: 17 weeks
Seller: Cliff
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Description: Light sussex point of lay, fully vaccinated and wormed. Great birds for those just starting in poultry keeping. Ideal for free range or runs.
Location: Shropshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£18.00
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Breed: Sussex - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Speckeled
Age: 152 weeks
Seller: Paulas hens
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Description: Real shame to see him go but i have to downsize with a new job. he is a lovely large sized birds and would make a great dad for any Sussex mums, with the red colouring he would make a sex linked chick with a normal white Sussex mum - i have done this an easy to tell the sex of the chicks.
Location: Lancashire Show Map
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Breed: Sussex - Pullet
Descriptions: Sussex - Pullet
Variety: Light Sussex And Silver Sussex
Age: 25 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
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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 now in full lay and available in Light and Silver . 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: 22 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 - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Light
Age: 41 weeks
Seller: Pipzi
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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: 41 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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Latest Reviews For Sussexs (5 of 71)

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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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