Nature & Appearance:
The Light Sussex saw its beginnings during the early part of the 19th century in the South East of England. This is generally a friendly calm bird, females more docile though the males can become a little feisty and protective of their hens during breeding times.
Their plumage is striking, with the black neck and tail feathers contrasting against the white of the body. This old fashioned ‘utility’ breed produces good sized and numbers of eggs and presents well as a single breed flock, or part of a mixed group.
They have a broad deep well filled out body with smooth non-feathered legs.
The cock birds colouration is the same as the hens, with broad shoulders and proud statute, presents itself as a very desirable ‘look the part’ cockerel.
The White Sussex are the hybrid version of the above, being similar in nature and egg numbers, therefor making an ideal cross breed for hatching.
Our cross is the Light Sussex Cockerel with White Sussex hens.
Classed as a heavy breed, though always active, females weigh in around 3.2kg (7lbs), with the males at around 4.1kg (9lbs)
No. of eggs:
The hens are extremely good layers; laying between 200 and 220 a year
Egg size & colour:
Medium / Large, light cream/brown coloured eggs
Please contact us to check availability before purchasing
Please allow time for your eggs to rest for a full day in a cool place (around 12 degrees), before incubating.
Whilst we generally have high fertility rates with our eggs, please bear in mind we cannot make any guarantees.
If posting, we do make every effort that all eggs are well packaged, and all will be clearly labelled 'Fragile' (please drop us an email if you require us to post on a particular day).