Other common names: Daisybelle Chicken; Pied Sussex; Reverse Sussex; Silver Sussex; Merrydale Pied; Magpie Chicken; Pied Ranger Chicken
The Daisy Belle chicken is a cross breed which was developed in England. The Daisy Belle (or Daisybelle) is a cross between the Rhode Island Red and the Sussex chicken.
Varieties (Single Comb): Glossy black with silver neck feathers.
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Friendly and easily tamed.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
brown eggs, sturdy looking bird, good allround, hybrid laying hen, personalities
moderate weather types
"The Daisybelle hen is a strong sturdy looking bird the feathering is almost black with a spray of silver on the breast.These hens are very good layers and will lay around 300 brown eggs a year.I find these hens to be well able to look after themselves and like to dominate weaker hens.The Daisybelle seem to thrive in most conditions and does not become sick easy. Daisybelles come from originally mixing Sussex Paternal stock and Barred Plymouth Rock maternal stock a good allround hybrid laying hen.."
From bredashannon Jun 14 2013 6:09AM
"All of my ten Daisy Belle chickens are female, and they're lovely. I only have one which is broody, and the others are always willing to give me their eggs. The eggs themselves are dark brown with freckles and taste delicious. I do not use my hens for meat, so I cannot comment on that.<br><br>They range well, finding their own food alongside the grains I put out for them in my garden, and they cope in all moderate weather types. They don't like the extreme heat or extreme cold however, and tend to huddle together in winter or find a cool patch of grass in the summer.<br><br>I would definitely recommend them for everyone, because they are exceptionally good chickens. They are very friendly as well - I have never been pecked once.."
From cordeia_rose Mar 12 2015 3:36PM