8 week old "BLRW", gender guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrChicken204, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. MrChicken204

    MrChicken204 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these from a local farmer here in Oklahoma who raises several breeds. These were advertised as blue laced red wyandottes. They are 8 weeks old now, and I'm convinced that they are certainly not blues, but maybe black laced red wyandottes, although their color is much more "brassy" or orange than red? I also have a feeling that chick 2 and 4 maybe be roo's...? Any thoughts from the group?

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do feel that #2 and #4 are handsome cockerels. [​IMG] You may already know this, but BLRW don't breed true - some of the offspring will also be Black or Splash. It does look to me like one or a couple are blue, just very dark. [​IMG]

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  3. MrChicken204

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    Yeah I remember hearing that, something like:
    blue x blue = 50% blue and 50% black
    Black x splash = 100% blue.

    I may be surprised by their beauty when they get older, I had just envisioned a different bird with the more red or burgundy color laced with a blue. (But that's my mistake for not requesting to see the parents of these birds.) These 4 do have some of the best personalities already though!
     
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