As its name might suggest the Sussex originates from the United Kingdom. Being a great dual-purpose bird the Sussex depending on how it has been bred is great either for meat or eggs. Though not as efficient as the Australorp, the Sussex has the ability to lay up to 280 eggs annually. With exceptional fertility rates and its ability to withstand the cold it is ideal for colder climates. It is not recommended that the fluffy Sussex be subjected to a hot climate due to its many feathers. The Sussex is easily broody and is a popular breed in Australia especially the light Sussex. Its tail sits at a 45 – degree angle from the body and its comb has 5 well – defined points.
Soft feather – heavy
Varies from black, red to white with buff, speckled (oldest variety), silver, light, coronation. Beak colour may vary from horn to pinkish or white.
Bantam Variety Sussex
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