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Sussex Breed Feature

Post by Katy on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:04 pm


Light Sussex Cockerels

The Sussex is a standard soft feathered fowl and is included in the first edition of the Australian Poultry Standard in the following colours:

Brown
Buff
Coronation
Light
Red
Speckled
Silver and
White

Some Important features of the Sussex.

As a breed one of the most important features of the Sussex is its type. It should be Broad, Deep and Long with a Flat Back. They should look longer than they are deep.
Size is also important, and as long as the bird is balanced a Sussex can never be too large or too heavy.
The breast should be broad and square, carried well forward (prominent breast), with a long, straight and deep breast bone.
Tail should be of moderate size and be carried at an angle of 45 degrees, rising from the very flat back.
Shanks should be short, strong and wide apart.
Thighs short & stout.
Legs having close fitting scales.
Four toes on each foot – straight and well spread.
Neck gracefully curved with a fairly full hackle.
Head medium sized with smooth textured face (not overly feathered)
Beak short and curved, colour white or horn
Eyes prominent, full and bright, colour orange in the Light and red in the Speckled.
Comb single, medium size, evenly serrated and erect and fitting close to the head. (Try not to have a fold at the front).
Earlobes and wattles medium size and fine texture.
Wings should be carried close and straight alongside the body.
Skin is white, not tinted in any way, and of medium texture.

WEIGHT OF SUSSEX

Standard Male – 4.10kg
Standard Female – 3.20kg

Bantam Male – 1360kg
Bantam Female – 1135g

(Summarised from Smith, P. 2000 The Sussex. Bellsouth Publications, Narree Warren, Australia, pp 28-34)


Light Sussex pullet

Egg colour - tinted - ranges from cream to very light brown




Light Sussex pullet


Light Sussex Hen - starting to molt


Light Sussex rooster


Young Light Sussex



Very young Speckled Sussex - these are from your eggs Mick! Very Happy






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Post by Katy on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:12 pm

Took these photos recently. I'll stick them here in case they're helpful to anyone else.

They are taken from:

Australian Poultry Standard (1998) First ed, Published by the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association.



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Post by Katy on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:13 pm

Broody sussex.

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Post by Katy on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:14 pm

SUSSEX DOING TIME!



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