Speckled Sussex are an English breed recognized in 1914. Susses are calm, hardy and make for a great exhibition bird with white spangles over their dark mahogany plumage. Their color patterns get more vivid every year after molt. Sussex are a famous duel purpose bird. Their wide, heavy bodies makes them ideal as a table top bird. Sussex lay light brown or a creamy tinted egg. Sussex handle confinement well but giving them the opportunity to free range, they will thrive! However, their friendly, curious nature can get them in to trouble.
Sussex lay around 200 eggs a year.
Hens weigh 7 pounds; Cocks weigh 9 pounds.