Sharpe created the Light Sussex. He wrote a book called " the book of the Sussex" ,which you can read for free at Hathitrust Digital Library.
I believe he discusses the creation of the brown Sussex in it .
British Poultry Standards
by William White Broomhead.
Publisher: 1910 .
Brown Sussex is mentioned but not yet approved by the Club ,so not in the book.
the Brown Sussex is ultra rare today and I don't think it's Standard has changed since then. By 1922 folk are calling the Brown as a separate variety.
Early on they called the Red Sussex and the Brown Sussex the same variety . but the Brown Sussex did eventually become its own variety and later on you will see it referred as such, as here in 1910.
Okay try this. grab a search engine and look up" the Sussex fowl Lewis family farm .: . this is a really nice PDF of the book by Sharpe.
I'm looking at the interesting history of the Brown Sussex and I'm looking at the pictures. this looks a lot like a Wheaten Marans in color. I do believe this is a Wheaten colored bird not a bird of red extraction . very interesting. look at the picture of the Brown Sussex hen. Now look up a picture of a Wheaten Marans hen and put them side-by-side .
Hi everyone, thank you so much for the information. I will definitely look into that today. I appreciate any help. I am hoping in a few years to have created my dream bird, Brussbar. The avian flu shut down my only chance of just buying them last year. Here I sit playing scientist! Thank you again
I've done a research on Brown Sussex, and they are basically Speckled Sussex based(god s+, e+ e allele) but lacking Mottling and the columbian restrictor. so getting rid of those genes is in order and You could start with Welsummer x Speckled Sussex cross, Take the best looking F1 pair and bree them, hoping to leave out both unwanted genes..
Do you have access to Silver Sussex? I think they have a lovely color and would look amazing in a gold tone, they are Birchen based(ER) and will look very close to brown Sussex
Well I am looking to recreate the Brussbar both gold and silver. It will take time but I am only lacking the brown Sussex. I do not have any sussex at this time. I want to make sure I have the right poultry lined up to recreate the Brussbar. Thank you so much for information.