The Speckled Sussex is considered a dual-purpose chicken breed but ideally should preform better for meat production than egg production. The Sussex was bred to have wide, flat backs so they don’t roll around on the serving platter and to fatten easily.
These stunning birds are each unique because of the mottling gene giving them random spots of white on their feather tips. Hens can be excellent broodies.
Our Speckled Sussex are currently being graded to Jubilee English Orpington cocks, a closely related breed in the same color. The resulting chicks are selected heavily for type and meat characteristics.