Speckled Sussex chickens are a heavy breed developed by the English more than a century ago. In England, the Sussex is a very popular meat bird. Speckled Sussex are a very gentle and colorful bird. This variety of the Sussex breed makes for a good backyard chicken and dual purpose for meat or egg production. This bird is a very good light brown egg layer and handles confinement well. Sussex are excellent foragers, making them a great pasture/free range option. They also tend to go broody and make wonderful mothers. Their speckled coloring makes them blend in with the background and camouflages them from predators such as coyotes and foxes.
With each yearly molt more speckles appear so they become even more colorful the older they get. Speckled Sussex are a calm and beautiful breed and are a great bird for show. This variety is called speckled because of the white spangles on the ends of its otherwise dark mahogany colored feathers.
Available February – September
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!
(Minimum 15 Total Chicks)
Minimum 5 Each Sex)
|Comb Type:||Single Comb|
|Egg Color:||Light Brown|
|Egg Size:||Large, 220+|
|Production:||Very Good; Eggs and Meat|
|Bird Size:||Heavy 7 – 9 lbs|
|Hardiness:||Very Cold Hardy|
|Personality:||Calm, Gentle; Free Range or Confinement|
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