PUBLISHED: 10:22 23 December 2010 | UPDATED: 13:48 15 July 2015
A British table bird that is docile and easily tamed
Classification: Heavy, soft feather
Size: Large fowl and bantam
Egg colour: Tinted
Temperament: Docile, easily tamed
Bred originally as a table bird, hens will also lay a quantity of good-quality eggs, which makes it a useful dual-purpose breed for the kitchen garden and also commercially, as Sussex crosses make fine producers of both meat and eggs. Calm and docile, it’s a good chicken for the beginner and easily tamed. Colours are speckled, brown, buff, light (Columbian), red, silver, and white.