Sussex is a breed of hen from the county of Sussex (England), where it receives its distinctive name; more specifically, it comes from the club of the race Sussex that formed in 1903.
Originally, its colors were the brown, red and stained, being the white the last variety. The breed is appreciated as a table bird for its soft white flesh but nowadays they are a popular breed for exhibitions as well as for breeding craft. The breed has made a huge contribution to the current breeds of industrial poultry and even is an ancestor of almost all modern broilers, it is also one of the oldest chicken breeds as it exists today, formerly was raised to celebrate the coronation of King George, where this breed became popular among other poultry.
Characteristics The Sussex variety was bred to be a dual purpose bird and is one of the most productive breeds of poultry. They lay large eggs, ranging from cream to light brown. A person who owns a hen of this breed should expect approximately 240 to 260 eggs a year, with white varieties being the most productive. 3.2 kg