Hi and thank you :) they are all different birds. The 2 on the top are chocolate Wyandotte bantams. The last 2 are Blue Wyandotte bantams.
The chocolates our main focus has been to put Wyandotte heads on them and stabilize a bantam size. They originated from Jerry Foley who bred a chocolate Orpington Bantam, which is quite large to a black Lundgren line Wyandotte bantam. Jerry did an excellent job of getting the Wyandotte type...The chocolate color does not photograph well. To see them in person gives great appreciation for the work that went into making them.
The blues we have been working on putting the lacing back on them. We crossed a blue roo over a Silver Pencil Wyandotte bantam to get the lacing then crossed these pullets back to a Lundgren line black to get the type back. This year we are breeding blue to blue improve the lacing, even out the blue and clear up leg color. Fun little projects and way more than you probably wanted to know :)
Can't hear enough about these kind of projects
If you have pictures of the different breeding flocks used along the way to get to these stunning blue Wyandotte bantams, I am very interested in seeing them.
One question / remark :
You bred blue x silver pencilled
F1 x black
and now blue x blue (all F2?)
I believe you can't get a genetic lacing at this stage but it's more of an optical lacing.
When you will breed blue to blue this year, you'll make a good chance to get the genetical lacing on the blues.
Very interested in seeing and reading more about this project!