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.
Approx 180-240 Lg Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 9#, Female 7#
- Poultry Show Class: English Class
- Weights: Hen ——-7 lbs Rooster—-9 lb
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Color of Egg Shell: Light Brown
- Egg Production: 180-240 eggs per year.
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Active/Curious
- Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: England
- APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection in 1914
- ALBC: Recovering status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
Available February – September
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!
Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship
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