Other common names: Seltene englische Hühnerrasse
The Brussbar Chicken breed was created by Mr. Punnet and Michael Peace of the Cambridge agricultural research department, in 1941. The breed was achieved through the crossing of the Barred Plymouth Rock and Brown Sussex. The offspring was later crossed to the Light Sussex to improve their utility value. The Brussbar was standardized by the Poultry Club of Great Britain in 1952.
The Brussbar never became popular amongst commercialized, or domestic poultry farmers. Today, it is considered to possibly the rarest of the native auto sexing breeds.
Varieties (Single Comb): Gold
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 7 - 9 lbs
Personality: Brussbar chickens are well-tempered and easily handled.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
Laying hens may need to be supplemented with oyster shells, if their feed does not supply them with enough calcium. A good indicator that your hens need more calcium, is if they have thin shells.