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Light Sussex or Columbian Wyandotte

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dutchess, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    About a month ago I purchased 7 pullets. They were supposedly almost ready to lay, none of which have. When I purchased them it was a mix of different breeds (I think she purchased the 25 brown egg layers). One of the chickens is all white with a black colored hackle and a little dab of black on her tail feathers. She's a BIG girl, out weighs my Wyandottes and towers over them. She said it was a Columbian Wyandotte. Well, it looks like a columbian wyandotte, but her comb (which is still small) doesn't look like a rose comb, it looks like the comb on my red star.
    After looking at the breed pics, I think she could be a Light Sussex.?? Does anyone have any other ideas? What do you think she is. I will post a picture when I can, I know it's hard with just a description, but in the meantime any ideas?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is her legs Yellow or White?

    Chris
     
  3. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Chris,
    Her legs are white. Does that make a difference? I know it did when she (the girl that sold them) said I had Barred Rocks when in fact they are Cuckoo Marans (white legs vs. yellow). I just can't get over how much bigger she is than the others that are standard size birds.
    I will try to post a pic tomorrow, I can't post from where I'm at right now.
    Thank you for your reply!
    Kim
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:the sussex has a white leg, the wyandotte has a yellow leg.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:the sussex has a white leg, the wyandotte has a yellow leg.

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    Also if she had Yellow with the Single Comb she could have been a Plymouth Rock.

    Chris
     
  6. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you Sjarvis, I thought so. I will post a pic and maybe you can tell me if she is a he? She just TOWERS over everyone else. And her upper legs and shanks are huge, but his/her comb is small (20 weeks old).
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:the sussex has a white leg, the wyandotte has a yellow leg.

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    Also if she had Yellow with the Single Comb she could have been a Plymouth Rock.

    Chris

    thats always possible, but I have known a great number of folks that have used Columbian Rock with the Columbian wyadotte to help leg color, pattern, size, etc. and introduce the genetic possibility of teh recessive single comb popping back up. Ours had some cochin added to add some width and feather underdown several generations back and we still get a single comb on occassion.
     
  8. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:the sussex has a white leg, the wyandotte has a yellow leg.

    thank you to all for the replies!!! I was mistaken, by the way. My chicken in question has pale yellow legs with a straight comb. Just these last few days her comb has grown.

    I'll probably just chalk it up to muttville. She's obviously a mutt. [​IMG] Not that it matters, I don't show chickens anyway! [​IMG] Still trying to find time to take a picture and post it!

    Thanks again to all!
     
  9. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:the sussex has a white leg, the wyandotte has a yellow leg.

    thank you to all for the replies!!! I was mistaken, by the way. My chicken in question has pale yellow legs with a straight comb. Just these last few days her comb has grown.

    I'll probably just chalk it up to muttville. She's obviously a mutt. [​IMG] Not that it matters, I don't show chickens anyway! [​IMG] Still trying to find time to take a picture and post it!

    Thanks again to all!

    Just because she is single combed does not make her a mutt, most lines of wyandotte will produce a single comb on occassion due the back ground of teh wyandotte breed or outcrosses used for size, type, color, or feather improvement. We hatch 5-10 single combs a year out of ours and often give them away as layers. They are still good birds just not the candidate for breeding a good rosecombed bird.
     

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