Pros: lays nice sized eggs,is friendly
Pros: lays nice sized eggs,is friendly
Pros: Good looking, great layer, adorable, docile, friendly, very big
Cons: It depends
It's no secret I love my Light Sussex. They are my favourite breed, I only got my girl because there were no Buff Orpingtons at the place and I definitely don't regret it! Siha is a beauty queen and she knows it. She is second in command, that is, she is not the alpha but she still gives out the orders - she is harsh but fair. She completely dwarfs my Golden Laced Wyandotte and Lavender Tailed Araucana - she is a big girl which can be an advantage and disadvantage. Personally I prefer the large size but it depends on what others like. This chicken however also has a bantam variety.
She is simply a delight to be around and I love her to bits. I really want to breed Light Sussex in future as the roosters are simply stunning.
Pros: Excellent personality, Intelligent, high egg production, great forager.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Out of my flock of 10 (of various breeds) not only is my Light Sussex alpha hen, but she is by far the most intelligent. She seems to know exactly what I want her to do or where I want her to go. She comes a running as soon as she see's me with a mattock or spade as she seems to know I will be digging and there will be worms up for grabs, but she doesn't jump on the tools or get in the way, she seems to understand she has to stand a few inches to the side, and then after I've dug up, she digs in for the grubs.
She is also quite docile, but not so much that she seems stupid. She does a very good job of making a racket to call for me when perceived danger is around . And even though she is alpha hen she is not a bully, although she does have to give a few pecks here and there to put some hens back in place (unlike my second in command who is the biggest bully hen if ever there was one). She is also very hard working, remaining busy all day constantly foraging and working the land. She is also my most efficient egg layer, giving me at least 5 large brown eggs per week. And she's brave, not scared of going into new, unchartered territory after taking a quick look around to make sure it seems safe enough. A great personality. She's almost like the perfect chicken.
Pros: lovely quiet great mom
Cons: bit dozy
Pros: Friendly, great personality, good layer, intellegent.
I have a LS and she has the most wonderful personality. She is a bit of a diva and likes to be top hen. She is very brave and thinks nothing of jumping up and grabbing food out of my hand (like my lunch!). She is 4 now and still laying well. She can be a bit mean to other hens, but she likes to be top hen, so this may just be her trait.
She does make a noise if something like a cat is in the garden (good alarm system), so I know something is wrong if I hear her. She also made a lot of noise after laying an egg, but then I guess that is common.
She has not gone broody. She can jump/fly quite high. Loves to be held. Eats out my hand. Very intellegent. Thinks she lives in my house. Bold and friendly. I would get more and recommend the breed to anyone.
Pros: Great layers, massive eggs, lovely crow, friendly chicken and extremely docile
Cons: Can't think of any
Pros: brilliant egg layers, go broody at the perfect time
Cons: can be flighjty if not handled enough and cockerals have realy loud crows
they are amazing dual purpose chickens i have 6 of them
|Breed Purpose||Dual Purpose|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Egg Color||brown, white and speckled|
|Breed Temperament||quiet when handled young|
|Breed Colors/Varieties||light, white, lavender, silver and buff|
|Breed Size||Large Fowl|
Breed Details: Developed from old Kent and Surrey fowl in England. Classic book on the breed available online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924003091398
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