Light Sussex and Delawares

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by [email protected], May 5, 2009.

  1. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between the two breeds? As a novice it is hard for me to tell the difference.

    Thanks, Randy
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, Sussex have an "Elizabethan collar" type hackle more like a Brahma and white legs. Delawares have a barred hackle and yellow legs. Male Dels have tail barring, females have tail black, plus possibly a barred feather or two. Side by side, you'd be able to tell they are quite different.
     
  3. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank ya much [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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