The Speckled Sussex
The Speckled Sussex was developed in Sussex County, England around 1900.
Speckled is the most original variety. In the US, Speckled, Red, and Light Sussex are recognised, while the UK recognise several more varieties, including Buff, Brown, and Silver.
The Speckled Sussex is of medium size, in the heavy breed class and a layer of light brown or tinted eggs. They lay fairly well as a utility bird.
Plumage colour of the Speckled Sussex is a delight to the eye being of dark mahogany base colour with individual feathers ending in a white tip separated from the rest of the feathers by a black bar.
This variety combines beauty with utility, and is very nice to raise for showing.
Sussex are bright, active, docile birds. Birds have a long, broad and flat back and a broad, deep chest. The head has a single comb. Legs are short and strong with stout thighs.
They are good sitters but do not go broody as often as more heavily feathered breeds.