Light is one of the eight colours of the Sussex breed of chicken. The Sussex breed is a dual purpose breed of chicken that originated in England around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain and is now a popular garden chicken in many countries. The Light Sussex was very popular for the laying trials of the 30s.
The light Sussex has a white body with a black tail and black wing tips. Its neck is white, striped with black and has a very striking appearance. The feathers around the neck are called hackle feathers and each one is black with a fine white lace around the edge.
The Sussex chicken is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings. They are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces and in the presence of humans. They are good foragers and are generally vigorous and hardy as a garden fowl.
The Sussex is one of the most productive breeds of poultry. They lay large eggs that are cream to light brown in colour. A person owning a hen of this breed should expect approximately 240 to 260 eggs a year.