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Sussex are a dual purpose large fowl bird and are good for both eggs and table. Sussex are a large fowl breed, but there is a bantam size available. They have some great marking and colouring. A Sussex will lay about 280 mainly light brown medium eggs a year. These birds make very good pets due to their tame nature. The Sussex breed also make very good show birds. Standard colours for the Sussex are; The Brown, The Buff, The Coronation, The Red, The Speckled, but the most common is The Light.