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What is this gray and red bird?

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Can anyone identify the little gray thing? He came as an extra with a group of chicks that my mom got in January. He was getting picked on by the rest of his group (hence the lack of feathers), so I took him in. He is about 9 weeks old. I had been told that it was a blue laced red Wyandotte, but he isn't the same color as the other ones I have seen, so I wasn't sure. Is this right? Is it a male or female? Also, this sounds stupid, but is it a bantam? It is smaller than the other standard sized chickens (the picture is with black sex links from the same hatch date) but is much bigger than the other bantams I've had, so I'm not really sure what he is.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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post #2 of 17

He is a splash blue laced red Wyandotte. When you breed the blue color, you get blue, black, and splash in the offspring.

Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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Originally Posted by mama24 View Post

He is a splash blue laced red Wyandotte. When you breed the blue color, you get blue, black, and splash in the offspring.



What she said. And it looks like a little roo. He'll be a looker in a few months!

 

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Rachel BB

 

"At the cross You beckon me, You draw me gently to my knees and I am lost for words, so lost in love I am sweetly broken, wholly surrendered"

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post #4 of 17

To go against the grain... it is very lean for a wyandotte, even at that age. I would say probably a hatchery quality white laced red cornish.

~Meg~
The remaining 6 of my original 7 barred rocks are 3yrs old and happily divided between a friend and my mom.
Laying: 2 Partridge Rocks, 1 Columbian Wyandotte and 2 Black Australorps. 14 weeks: 3 bantam Araucana.
Cowed to chicken math and sharing my bedroom with 8 BBS Ameraucana mixes.

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~Meg~
The remaining 6 of my original 7 barred rocks are 3yrs old and happily divided between a friend and my mom.
Laying: 2 Partridge Rocks, 1 Columbian Wyandotte and 2 Black Australorps. 14 weeks: 3 bantam Araucana.
Cowed to chicken math and sharing my bedroom with 8 BBS Ameraucana mixes.

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post #5 of 17

Salmon Faverolle?  Wyandottes have rose combs, not single.  I suppose Faverolles have the cheek tufts, though?  Cornish birds have heavy legs, and these are dainty.  

 

I have no idea what I'm talking about.


Edited by SweetSilver - 3/27/12 at 4:26pm

....waiting waiting waiting for the day when my eggs aren't costing me $500 a dozen....

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....waiting waiting waiting for the day when my eggs aren't costing me $500 a dozen....

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post #6 of 17

LOL! Definitely not a Faverolles.

 

But my first thought when I saw it was red laced white Cornish, too, but since the OP said they were supposed to be BLR Wyandottes, I figured I must be wrong. Body shape looks just like my young hatchery dark Cornishes, though. Hmmmmm...

 

Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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post #7 of 17

Hatchery quality bantam splash laced red wyandotte, probably roo. (Ideal does have bantam BLRW so they are available through some hatcheries.)


Edited by keesmom - 3/27/12 at 5:43pm
post #8 of 17

I'd say he's a Splash Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cockerel.

BLUE CAMAS BANTAMS


Saxony Ducks, Welsh Harlequin Ducks, & Blue/Black/Splash Bantam Plymouth Rocks

 

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BLUE CAMAS BANTAMS


Saxony Ducks, Welsh Harlequin Ducks, & Blue/Black/Splash Bantam Plymouth Rocks

 

http://bluecamasbantams.weebly.com/

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post #9 of 17
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Thank you for all of the replies. He came from Ideal, though he wasn't on the order so I don't know what he was "supposed" to be.. just an extra (not packing peanuts though- we ordered plenty to not need those). I think he has a rose comb, but I guess those pictures aren't great. If he is still keeping me guessing in a few weeks I'll try to get some better pictures! The other roosters from this batch have been crowing for weeks, but this one is timid and not a showy boy at all.

post #10 of 17
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He's now about 12 weeks. Is he "still" a boy? And does he still look like a Wyandotte? This little bird is keeping me guessing more than any others I've had :)

 

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