THE LIGHT SUSSEX CHICKEN: THE RIGHT BREED FOR YOUR FLOCK?

 
The Light Sussex Chicken: the right breed for your flock?

The Light Sussex Chicken: the right breed for your flock?

 History

The Light Sussex is known as a "heritage breed", one of many different Sussexes from wild birds brought to England by the Romans around 43 AD. The first bird was bred with a variety of animals and became the Speckled Sussex and later the Light. As the name suggests, Sussex Light originates from Sussex, England. It has been recognized as a standard form there since the beginning of the 20th century and was accepted as an official form in America in the 1920s. However, it is still faster in England than in the United States.
 
The Light Sussex was bred to be a "dual purpose" breed, producing large numbers and consistent quality meat, to meet the needs of the public. However, in the 1940s, it was replaced by special broilers, which grew unusually fast and were in high demand commercially.
 
Light Sussex is still one of the best breeds for eggs and meat, but it is slowly growing to be considered a good commercial chicken.

 Fortunately, the group's popularity means it has survived and is celebrated as both a reliable, friendly backyard chicken and a frisky show bird.

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Physical appearance.

 Like a new born chick, the light sussex is typical yellow, fluffy ball that most people think of when they think of baby chickens.
 
Even at a young age, they are friendly and have a lot of interest in their eyes. A light Sussex chicken Like a chicken, Light Sussex is a typical yellow ball.
 
As they grow, the characteristic black neck, wings and tail feathers begin to appear more quickly. We can see how they started to develop in this same chicken just 10 days later...
The black and white tail is starting to develop on this chicken. Here, after three weeks, the same chicken loses it and black marks grow on the wings.

 This is our other Sussex hen, two months old. The skin on the neck is developing well now and the tail is starting to develop. As adults, the tail feathers will have a beautiful blue color in the sun..

It was the same chicken - which turned out to be a rooster!
 
Note the bright orange eyes that are another characteristic of the Light Sussex hen, as well as the featherless legs and poor feet.
 
The lack of feathers on the legs and feet makes them less bulky and means they are easier to care for. 

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What are the features of Light Sussex?

  •  It is good as a companion for chickens and other humans.
  • As we have already seen, the Light Sussex is a good choice as a large family poultry.
  • Gentle, friendly and flexible in any situation. 
  • Overall, the style is confident, comfortable to control.
  • It is not known to be a noisy bird, so it is a good choice if you have close neighbors.
  •  Always curious, so they will spend time following you around the garden while you work and explore new surroundings without fear.

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How about a Sussex Light bed? 

This type of chicken lays large, bright colored eggs. Their color can vary from light brown to cream to almost pink. 

Unusual for a pure hen, the Light Sussex will lay eggs almost all year round. to have a pink tint.

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