Sussex

"Celadon," my favorite Speckled Sussex hen

This English heavy breed has been around since the turn of the century. In the US, Speckled, Red, and Light Sussex are recognized, while the British recognize several more varieties, including Buff, Brown, and Silver. It is famous as a table fowl and the cocks should weigh in at 9 pounds, with the hens reaching 7 pounds. The hens, which are fair setters, lay a light brown egg. The Light Sussex has been used widely in the development of sex-linked hybrids for commercial laying flocks.


Book: The Sussex, by Peter Smith with Adrian Kuys, 2000, 84 pp., Bellsouth Publications, PO Box 1233 Narre Warren 3805 Australia, ISBN: 0949340154.
Peter Smith is a leading Sussex breeder in Australia. His book includes chapters on the Australian standard, colors, preparing for show, management and breeding. The chapters on the history of the Sussex breed and Sussex genetics were researched by Adrian Kuys. This well put together book includes 31 color plates and will be useful to Sussex breeders worldwide.
Order this book now from www.heritagepoultry.net.


Breed clubs:

American Sussex Association

The Sussex Club
Mrs. P. Gage
Trenvalon, Pitley Land, Ashburton
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7JY
England
phone: 01364 653182

The Scottish Sussex Club
Mrs. R. Aitken
Hillberry, Dunnotter, Stonehaven,
Kincardinshire, AB3 2XB
Scotland
phone: 01569-766775

Nederland Sussex, Orpington en Dorking Club -- in Dutch only


Sussex Links:

Kintaline Farm's Light Sussex

Sussex at e-chickens

Speckled Sussex bantams at South Yeo Farm East

Sussex bantams at Meadow Poultry

Sussex at Greenfire Farms

Light Sussex at Flying A Farm

Light, Silver and Coronation Sussex at Heritage and Rare Poultry

Speckled Sussex at Our Flybabies

Speckled Sussex at Skyline Poultry

You can find Light Sussex at 's farm

You can get Coronation and Light Sussex from Chicken Scratch Poultry.


"Matrix," a Speckled Sussex rooster

Light Sussex male
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy, Melbourne National 1995

A pair of Silver Sussex
Photos courtesy of Sivert S. Almvik

A female Brown Sussex
Photo courtesy of Dorothy Norman

A Speckled Sussex hen
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy, Melbourne National 1995

"Perky," A Buff Sussex cockerel
Photo courtesy of Dorothy Norman

Rob Mongold's bantam Speckled Sussex hen
Photo courtesy of Robert Mongold

A Light Sussex bantam cockerel from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Monika Malling

"Matilda," a Light Sussex
Photo courtesy of Helena Gardner

A pen of Speckled Sussex bantams
Photo courtesy of John Wolf

Frances's Light Sussex male
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

Red Sussex from New Zealand
Photos courtesy of Lorraine Gaudion

A Coronation Sussex hen and her head
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Another Speckled Sussex hen
Photo courtesy of John Burling

A Brown Sussex rooster
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Lavender Sussex bantam hen
Photo courtesy of Heather Spaet

A Light Sussex bantam pullet
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A breeding group of Light Sussex and a closer shot of the cockerel
Photos courtesy of Heather Spaet

White Sussex bantams: A cockerel, a point-of-lay pullet and a pair
Photos courtesy of Martin & Kate Thacker

A pair of Coronation Sussex from Australia
Photos courtesy of Grant Dalzell

A pair of standard Speckled Sussex, cock and pullet
Photos courtesy of John Wolf

Silver Sussex pullets from Sweden
Photos courtesy of Monika Malling

A Golden Sussex pullet from Australia
Photo courtesy of James Burgiss

A pair of Light Sussex bantams and his head
Photos courtesy of Heather Spaet

A Silver Sussex rooster
Photo courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

Another Light Sussex male
Photo courtesy of Ken Knittle and John Wolf

Marta's Light Sussex pullet "Kornelia"
Photo courtesy of Marta Sundal

Head shot of a Coronation Sussex rooster
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

This is Hayley's Light Sussex hen "Polly"
Photo courtesy of Hayley

A foour-month-old Lavender Sussex pullet
Photo courtesy of Ruth Roberts

Speckled Sussex bantam hen
Photo courtesy of Mr. Adair

A pair of Silver Sussex
Photo courtesy of Monika Malling

A Red Sussex pullet
Photo courtesy of Sue Martin / Roseawen Farm

Large Speckled Sussex cock and hen
Photos courtesy of Mr. Adair

Speckled Sussex pair
Photo courtesy of Mr. Adair

A Silver Sussex pair
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Young Yellow Sussex bantams from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Monika Malling

Brown Sussex bantams
Photo courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

Another large Speckled Sussex cock
Photo courtesy of Mr. Adair

Here's a Light Sussex male from Australia
Photo courtesy of Greg Vonarx

This is another Light Sussex pullet
Photo courtesy of Andrea Spencer

A couple more Speckled Sussex cockerels
Photos courtesy of Carolyn Redmond

Another pair of Light Sussex, the roo in molt
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Light and Buff Sussex bantam hens with their chicks
Photos courtesy of Martin & Kate Thacker


Speckled Sussex chicks
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

The same chicks from above
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

A Light Sussex chick

Speckled Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Valerie Ackley

A Buff Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Monika Malling

More Speckled Sussex chicks
Left photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker; right photo courtesy of Katie Gray

A Red Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Rich Holmes

A Silver Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Light Sussex chicks at 1 and 2 weeks
Photos courtesy of Keith

A Buff Sussex cockerel chick
Photo courtesy of heidi.the.goat.herder@gmail.com

A Coronation Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Grant Dalzell

A Silver Sussex chick
Photo courtesy of Monika Malling

Four-week-old Coronation Sussex chicks
Photos courtesy of Grant Dalzell

Light Sussex chicks with their Mom
Photo courtesy of John Fox


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