light sussex

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sóley, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. sóley

    sóley Songster

    Feb 4, 2018
    so my neighbor is going to sell me marans fertile egg tomorrow and road island red fertile eggs but he offered me light Sussex eggs to and I'm going to take a few from him.
    but just curious he told me they are big and I been looking at picture of them, is this a meat bird then?
    and how big are they? like the brahma or bigger or smaller?

    I really exited to get another big breed, I own 5 brahmas and there just adorable even tho they are so big size :)
  2. BoyTheRooster

    BoyTheRooster Songster

    Jan 11, 2018
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    We had 6 hens and a rooster for years, they're lovely birds (our last pure ones died a few years ago, now we've just gota few mixed offspring from them). They're pretty big, but not huge like jersey giants or brahmas
    The ones we had had good temperaments, even the rooster
    They were originally a meet breed I think, but they're good layers too
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  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    We have a flock of Light Sussex that we breed! I'm not too familiar with Brahmas, so I wouldn't know. I think they are actually a dual-purpose bird =)
  4. sóley

    sóley Songster

    Feb 4, 2018
    thanks for your answers, I got eggs from him and hatch them out, unfortunately only 2 light Sussex chick hatched out, I'm going to wait and see if there a rooster or hen. if I have one hen and one rooster I could get more from them, but if there to roosters or to hens then I will get more light Sussex fertile eggs

    there so cute, I'm in love with them, haha :love
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