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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blue90292, Dec 6, 2007.
is that an approved apa color??
No I do not think so.
I don't know if they're "approved" or not, but I really like the way they look. I just hatched out my first ones 3 weeks ago.
that's what i was thinking. darn it. i wanted to show my roo!
Quote:I am really intrested in this color and breed so I hope you will post more pics of your babies. Where did you get the hatching eggs from?
What kinds of personalities are you seeing so far. Are they more like the regular wyondottes?
These pictures of them are when they were 3 weeks old. Saturday they'll be 4 weeks. So far they are very friendly. They are the lighter colored chicks.
No, they are not APA approved, but you can show them as "Other". The color here in the U.S. has been muddled by out-crossing since they were imported in the 1980's by breeding them to gold-laced. There are several people who have birds decended from the original flock, but most people who have them got them from Gover & McKinney, who did the outcrossing before selling their birds to Murry McMurray, which is still selling the not-so-great line. Because the bloodline and coloring has been undermined, and it hasn't been in the U.S. very long, there has been no standard set yet. It has been proposed, though, just not all breeders have agreed on it yet. It all falls under that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", thing. I figure if the Germans had it figured out, why not use their standards? I hate politics.
Quote:they are beautiful...I hope you post more pics ad they get older.
Are you saying by light that the bay color is not as dark as you would like?
just trying to learn the deal here.
By light I just meant they were the light colored chicks...not my marans crosses that are in there too. I'm curious to see what their adult colors will turn out like.
I have heard you can show them but wont get the APA points. I have a splash Orp. rooster I want to show and a breeder from WA told me that the more you show a color the closer it gets to being reconized.