difference between a Columbian wyandotte and a light sussex?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sunnychicks, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. sunnychicks

    sunnychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    They look very similar to me. I am interested in layers. How are they different, similar in egg production and in broodiness?


    Thanks so much
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Wyandottes: rose comb, yellow legs.

    Sussex: single comb, white legs.


    I don't know about the difference in production or broodiness between them though.
     
  3. fwschrom

    fwschrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sussex: good brooder, good layer of medium sized eggs, winter layer, winter hardy
    Wyandotte: not broody, average layer of slightly larger eggs, very winter hardy

    Sussex is a better meat bird, slightly larger. The different colors of Sussex can have different personalities. Lights are calmer I think, although my speckled are pretty calm.

    BTW: that coloration pattern is my favorite also.
     
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  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sussex is wheaten based with some form of hackle black.
    wyandotte is e^b = brown based, dark underfluff.
     

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