Could someone please tell me the difference?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by delsi64, May 3, 2009.

  1. delsi64

    delsi64 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    I would like to know the difference between the Columbian Wyandotte, the Light Brahma and the Light Sussex? ?They all look the same to me. I wanted to buy the Light Sussex but in researching I have also noticed that the other two look similar. Does anyone know the specific differences so I know what to look for when I purchase them. Thanks in advance.
  2. THunter

    THunter Songster

    Brahmas have feathered legs for one.
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Wyandottes have a rose comb Brahmas a pea comb and Sussex a single comb. There are many breeds with this coloring. Delawares and Columbian Rocks also have this color pattern. The thing that makes them different is the SOP=standard of Perfection. Body shape, wieght, origin ect. makes these breeds all very different. Read the histories of how and when and where they were made.

    Wyandottes, rock and delawares are american breeds. Sussex are english class and Brahmas are classed asiatic.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, technically, Delawares have barring in the hackles, or they are supposed to. The pattern on the Brahma, Light Sussex and Columbian Wyandotte is more solid black feathers, not barred, though at first glance, you may think they are the same. Hatcheries sometimes bred in Columbian Rock in the Dels, which was very bad for the type/standard, so those may look more like the others.
  5. delsi64

    delsi64 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Thanks everyone!!
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Light Sussex are wheaten based and have light underfluf. The male saddle should be white (lack black nerves/striping).

    Brahma saddle should be white too (in europe), wyandotte saddle should have black nerves/striping. Wyandotte underfluf should be dark.

    Wyandotte's columbian is e^b based, partridge/brown, not wheaten.

    Brahma's and wyandottes have yellow legs, sussex has white legs.
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    One other note, despite looking similar, each breed has its own personality. Sure, there are individual differences, but you need to try to match the personality that you prefer.

    Brahmas are very sweet & inquisitive, rarely aggressive, but tend to be a bit spunky. Rocks are a bit more spunky and inquisitive; the roos have a "reputation" for being aggressive. Brahmas are a bit more mellow than plymouth rocks, but not so mellow that they might as well be a rock (stone). Don't know about the other breeds as I've never had them.
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Some random things that are different that will help at first glance:

    Yellow legs, feathers down legs
    Pea comb

    Light Sussex:
    White legs
    Single Comb

    Barring in tail
    Yellow Legs
    Single Comb

    Columbian Rocks:
    Yellow Legs
    Green-sheened main tail and sickles
    Single Comb

    Columbian Wyandotte:
    Rose Comb
    Yellow Legs
  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    Light Sussex,Columbian Marans, white
    Wyandotte,Brahma,Rock, blue/grey

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