Blue Laced Gold Wyandotte???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jphilli01, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. jphilli01

    jphilli01 New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me the proper breed terminology for this chicken? Are they a distinct breed of Wyandotte or a cross? If they are a cross can you tell me what to breed together to get this coloration? Or is this coloration only in roosters? Any information you have on the birds pictured would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the hatchery quality blue laced reds tend to be much more gold than red. You could also get blue laced golds by crossing a blue or splash laced red with a gold laced wyandotte.

    These photos look more like a gold laced wyandotte. The blue color is just the way the light is reflecting off of the black parts of the feathers.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a gold laced wyandotte, aka black laced gold. It's is in both hens and roosters, but roosters are more solid colored then the hens. You have two hens pictured.

    The feathers around the neck are the true coloring, black, not blue, the blue is glossy feathers, as to my knowledge they aren't any chickens with that bright of blue, its just glossy, which means those birds are really healthy.

    Both pictures come up when you google gold laced wyandotte.
     
  4. jphilli01

    jphilli01 New Egg

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    These photos come up in a google search for Gold Laced Wyandotte. I really like the vibrant blue of the lacing, and was wondering if this was a camera trick on a regular Gold Laced or a cross between a Gold Laced and something else. I noticed searches for blue laced tend to be a more red hen with a very dull almost gray blue lacing.
     
  5. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not really a camera trick.. Black chickens have shiny feathers that will reflect different colors. My australorps and easter eggers have a green sheen to them and my marans and a few of my mixed breeds have more of a blue/ purple sheen to them. It is very noticeable when they are out in the sun.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    This bird looks like a Golden Laced Wyandotte to me. I think that it is just the lighting that makes the black look more blue.
     
  7. Kooka

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    It looks like a Gold Lace to me, the colors are super saturated and not a good representation of the birds true life colors. The reds are almost pink, and by over saturating (a tad too much exposure) the blacks just go like that. Its used a lot in effects photography.

    Still a nice looking chook you have there I like this color and breed the best, placid, sensible, and good company.

    Enjoy
     
  8. jphilli01

    jphilli01 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Agreed.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    We've had a thread on this picture before. Consensus was it's just a gold laced, with funky lighting making the feathers look blue.
     

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