The Sussex is a dual purpose breed that originated in England around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43, making them one of the oldest known breeds. Today they are a popular breed for show exhibitions as well as a garden breed. The Sussex is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings. They are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces and in the presence of humans, although they will mate and breed better in larger spaces. The breed frequently goes broody in the warmer months. They are good foragers and are generally vigorous and hardy as a garden fowl. Details: Detail Value Breed Purpose Dual Purpose Comb Single Broodiness Average Climate Tolerance All Climates Egg Productivity High Egg Size Medium Egg Color White - Light Brown Breed Temperament Friendly, Bears confinement well, Quiet, Docile Breed Colors/Varieties Speckled, Light, Buff, Silver, Coronation, Red, White, Buff Colombian Breed Size Large Fowl; Bantam Pic by @3riverschick Pic by @Fancychooklady Pic by @Fancychooklady Pic by @GardeNerd Pic by @wava1vaughn Pic by @mstarr Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/sussex Breed Discussion Threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/279509/the-sussex-thread/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/429217/show-quality-speckled-sussex/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/424026/coronation-sussex-thread/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ssex-fowl-all-varieties-large-and-bantam/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/796329/buff-sussex/0_30 Do you own Sussex chickens? Are you a Sussex breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!