Are our Roos Sussex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OwensChickens, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. OwensChickens

    OwensChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are trying to identify the breeds of our flock. We are starting with the ones we think we know. Thanks!

    Here are pics of Big Silly and Little Silly. We believe they are both Sussex.

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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little silly is a light sussex mix
    Big silly looks to be a Light Sussex
     
  3. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever it is, the pattern looks to be Colombian.
     
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  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at my profile pic.
     
  5. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both are beautiful.
     
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  6. OwensChickens

    OwensChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your profile pic a Colombian? They sure do look similar.
     
  7. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a mix of....something. But he looks just like some pictures I have seen of Colombian Rocks.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Colombian is a color pattern that shows up in a few different breeds. The straight comb and white/pink legs say the older bird is a Light Sussex. The red on the wing of the younger bird shows he's a mix.

    I also see an Easter egger hen, what's probably a buff Orpington hen, and maybe an Australorp rooster.
     
  9. OwensChickens

    OwensChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    We do have 2 buff Orpingtons.

    Trying to figure out out if the black one is a rooster
     
  10. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO the first isn't a Sussex. He's missing the lovely black neck feathers and he also has brown shoulder feathers that Light Sussex don't have

    The second may be a Light Sussex mix or a poor example of one.
     

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