The Sussex is a dual-purpose, heritage chicken breed. Hens are excellent producers of large, cream-colored or light-brown eggs that they lay through the coldest winter months.
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Back in 1912, Harry M. Lamon initiated the development of the Lamona chicken to produce a dual-purpose breed for the American market. He began with Silver Gray Dorkings, White Plymouth Rocks and Single Comb White Leghorns.