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  • Abundance
    Common
  • Egg Quantity
    Very Good (4/wk)
  • Size
    Large Fowl
  • Nurturing
    Yes
  • Egg Color
    Brown
  • Heat Tolerance
    Not Especially Heat Hardy
  • Cold Tolerance
    Hardy in Winter
  • Personality
    Calm

Baby Chicks: Speckled Sussex

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  • Abundance
    Common
  • Egg Quantity
    Very Good (4/wk)
  • Size
    Large Fowl
  • Nurturing
    Yes
  • Egg Color
    Brown
  • Heat Tolerance
    Not Especially Heat Hardy
  • Cold Tolerance
    Hardy in Winter
  • Personality
    Calm
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Description:

The Sussex have everything: they are great layers of tinted or light brown eggs--and they lay right through the coldest weather. They are dual purpose birds, though fat-bodied and not prone to flying when mature, so they are easily fenced. In England, they used to be THE standard table bird, before the modern Cornish Crosses came along.

They forage well and are economical eaters that are friendly and easily handled. Their curious nature means they will often follow you around the yard if they think they can beg a treat from you. The "speckled" variety offered here has plumage thatgives them some camouflage from predators, too. Many tend to get more speckles after each successive molt, so they just get prettier with age. Seriously, what more could you ask for in a chicken?

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