Light Sussex Chickens (Large Fowl) Breed
Our Light Sussex birds are from two lines, one from Bernard
Thompson who won the top awards at the Federation
Championship Show 2008 and the other line
Nick Smith who won the National Championship Show
2009, 2010, 2011 and Federation Championship Show 2009, 2010, 2011
and his name is synonymous with Sussex’s and he has won countless
awards with his stock. The birds are very striking in appearance and
have brilliant black hackle markings.
FEDERATION 2010 - STAFFORD LIGHT SUSSEX HEN 1ST (RESERVE CHAMPION SUSSEX) THE NATIONAL 2010 – STONELEIGH LIGHT SUSSEX HEN 2ND
LIGHT SUSSEX HEN 3RD
We are a member of the Sussex Poultry Club and keep
abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us
maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed.
You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By
joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You
will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality
Sussex, a members list, history of the breed information
and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the
breeding of Sussex for exhibition
and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from
expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with
all the latest information and show results regarding this breed.
For more information on how to join
Origin: Sussex, England. First bred at the turn of the 19th
Carriage: Graceful, showing the length of the back, vigorous
and well balanced. Type: Back is broad and flat. Breast is broad and square and
carried well forward with a long, straight and deep breast bone.
Shoulders wide. Wings are carried close to the body. Skin is clear
and fine in texture. Tail is of a moderate size and carried at a 45o
angle. Head: Of medium size and fine quality. Beak short and curved.
Eyes are prominent, full and bright. Comb single, of medium size,
evenly serrated and erect. Comb is fitted close to the head. Face
smooth and of a good texture. Ear-lobes and wattles are of a medium
size and fine texture. Neck: Gracefully curved with a fairly full hackle.
Legs & Feet: Thighs short and stout. Shanks are short and
strong and set rather wide apart. They are free from feathers and
have close-fitting scales. Four straight and well spread toes. Plumage: Close and free from any unnecessary fluff.
Colour: Head and neck hackles are white, striped with black,
the black centre of each feather to be entirely surrounded by a
white margin. Wings are white, with black in flights. Tail and
coverts are black. The remainder of the plumage is pure white
Weight: Large Fowl
Male: Not less than 9 lb (4.1kg)
Female: Not less than 7 lb (3.2kg)
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