The Sussex is a British breed of dual-purpose chicken, reared both for its meat and for its eggs.
Eight colours are recognised for both standard-sized and bantam fowl. A breed association, the Sussex Breed Club, was organised in 1903. The breed originated in England around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43.
The Sussex chicken is an alert, calm breed that can adapt to any surroundings and be quite tame and friendly.
The colours found in Sussex chickens are Brown, Buff, Light, Red, Speckled, Silver, White and Coronation.
The hens of this breed are good layers, producing between 200 and 250 large tan/brown eggs a year!
Our two hens, Carol and Susan are often heard before they’re seen!
Their favourite foods include corn on the cob, broccoli, and mealworms!
Latin name - Gallus gallus domesticus
Class - Aves
Family - Phasianidae
RBST Watchlist Status - Priority
Habitat – Domesticated
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