Speckled sussex chickens
are a dual purpose breed that originating in England. They are a popular backyard chicken breed in many countries. The Sussex chicken is graceful with a long, broad, flat back and a
rectangular build, the tail should be at a 45 degree angle from the
body. The eyes are red in the darker varieties but orange in the
lighter one and they sport a medium sized, single, erect comb. The earlobes are red and the legs and skin white in every variety. Cocks weigh approx 9 lbs, and the hens 7 lbs. They are a rare chicken breed
. The feathers of the Speckled variety all have a mix of mahogany and
black with white tips. Sometimes the amount of white increases as the
bird moults each year. This is the most common variety in the USA.As always, we welcome you to browse our hens for sale to find the backyard chickens you're looking for!