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Sussex

The Sussex is a well known old breed which originated in the county of Sussex, England, Britain.  The Sussex were developed from the Dorking over a century ago.  Sussex were first exhibited at the first poultry show in Britain in 1845.  Bred for utility purpose as in good table bird and egg layer.  The oldest variety of Sussex is the speckled but the Light Sussex remains the most popular and common variety of the breed.  Other colours considered much rarer than the light are as follows: White, Red, Buff, Silver, Coronation, and Speckled.

White: Pure white plummage throughout.
Buff: Male and female: body rich even golden buff colour. Head and neck hackles buff and sharply striped with black.  Wings buff with black in the flights. Tail dark.
Red: Male and female: head and neck hackles rich dark red striped with black. Body and wing rich dark red uniform colour throughout. Wings red with black flights. Tail black.
Silver: Black in colour with head and neck white striped with black.

   
Speckled Sussex
Speckled Sussex
Speckled Sussex Feathers
Speckled Sussex Feathers
Male plummage - head and neck hackles rich dark mahogany, striped with black & tipped with white. Body rich dark mahogany, each feather tipped with a small white spot.
Male plummage - head and neck hackles rich dark mahogany, striped with black & tipped with white. Body rich dark mahogany, each feather tipped with a small white spot.
Female: head, neck and body, rich dark mahogany in colour. Each feather tipped with a small white spot.
Female: head, neck and body, rich dark mahogany in colour. Each feather tipped with a small white spot.
Red Sussex Hen
Red Sussex Hen
Red Sussex Hen
Red Sussex Hen
White Sussex
White Sussex
White Sussex
White Sussex
Silver Sussex Hen
Silver Sussex Hen
Silver Sussex Cockerel
Silver Sussex Cockerel
Light Sussex Hen
Light Sussex Hen
Light Sussex Cockerel
Light Sussex Cockerel
Coronation Sussex Hen
Coronation Sussex Hen
Coronation Sussex Cockerel
Coronation Sussex Cockerel
Coronations and Lights
Coronations and Lights
Coronation Sussex on left: Male and female plummage identical to light sussex except that markings in hackle, wings, and tail are a clear lavendar blue throughout. Light Sussex on right.
Coronation Sussex on left: Male and female plummage identical to light sussex except that markings in hackle, wings, and tail are a clear lavendar blue throughout. Light Sussex on right.
Light: Head and hackles: white, striped with black. The centre of each feather to be entirely surrounded by a white margin. Wings white with black in the flight feathers. Tail and coverts black. Remainder of body pure white throughout.
Light: Head and hackles: white, striped with black. The centre of each feather to be entirely surrounded by a white margin. Wings white with black in the flight feathers. Tail and coverts black. Remainder of body pure white throughout.