Columbian Wyandotte or Light Brahma

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MinerQuad, May 15, 2010.

  1. MinerQuad

    MinerQuad Out Of The Brooder

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    I rescued 3 lovely ladies from an auction this afternoon. One is a Red Sex Link an the other two are perplexing me! Is there a distinction that I'm missing? They are approx a year old, not sure what the egg looks like because they haven't laid yet. They are very nice although they've been making it known that Betty and Bonnie (my buff orps) are not going to boss them around. They could very well be cross but I was just curious if anyone could give me a clue. They both have a small patch of feathers going down onto their legs, which was a reason I suspected Brahma. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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  2. MinerQuad

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  3. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahma
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There a Cross....
    Light Brahma and maybe a Silver Penciled Wyandotte hard to say. But there not pure Brahma...

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  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:A agree they are a brahma cross. The one that is pure light columbian colored looks like she would be Light Brahma X Columbian Wyandotte. And the looks like Silver Quail like from a Silver Penciled or Silver laced Wyandotte X Light Brahma cross.
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Whatever they are - they are pretty!!! Glad you got them!!!
     
  7. MinerQuad

    MinerQuad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! I'm glad I got them too! I was putting in some serious detective work on these new ladies. I am new to chicken keeping and am thoroughly enjoying my pretty girls. I am going to have to practice more restraint!

    Is there a noticeable distinction to determine what is a Light Brahma and what is a Columbian Wyandotte? Do Brahma's always have feathered feet?

    Thank you!


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  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yes, brahmas should have feathered feet. A wyandotte should have a rose comb. I agree that they are mixes.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes Brahmas should have heavily feathered feet, pea combs, and kinda mean, bulldog looking faces. The Wyandottes should have clean leggs and rose combs.
     
  10. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    I would guess a brahma cross. The other side of the family history was clean legged, although they display a high tail set, I think not wyandotte, the combs should show some rose comb influence. I suspect a single combed bird, possibly columbian rock cross on the clean backed hen, silver penciled for the other? The eggs will taste the same regardless.
     

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