In our county 4-H poultry show, there are separate classes for "All Wyandottes" and "All Orpingtons", as some breeds are so popular here that there are enough to make up a decent sized lot. However "Any Other American" would include both Buckeyes and Delawares. "Any Other English" would include both Dorkings and Sussex Ideally we would only keep one breed in each of these lots, as an individual exhibitor cannot have more than one bird in a lot. So... Would anyone care to make a case for one of these breeds over the other? What I know so far: Delawares - white feathers, might dress out cleaner supposed to be better layers of larger eggs than Buckeyes, we have a few birds already, meaty early, hard to get the all the traits needed to show Buckeyes - Woman-originated, red (Son likes red chickens), mousers, friendly Dorkings - broody, 5th toe, ancient, short-legged, Son likes the name Sussex - Victorian table fowl, hard to get the feathering right for show, the hatchery stock we have have been friendly and fun (also pretty, even if they are not going to win any ribbons) I am talking Large/Standard fowl, not bantams. Thanks in advance for your input. We'll be off to a show this month to look and learn some more.