The Speckled Sussex was originally bred in Sussex, England as a dual purpose meat/egg producer. They are said to lay 180 to 240 large brown eggs per year. The Hens weigh 7 to 8 pounds and the Roosters weigh about 9 pounds. It is considered a “Rare” bird and it’s status is “Recovering” and is classed as a Sustainable Chicken Breed.
They are a very docile, very friendly breed that becomes more beautiful with age.
They are a very “mellow” chicken that will more compatible with other chickens, generally occupying the bottom of the pecking order.
With each Moult, the white spangles on the lower edge of the feathers becomes more pronounced. By keeping the Speckled Sussex you are helping to maintain a rare breed.