Blue & Splash Wyandotte cockerals Which to keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluehenlover, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13 Blue Wyandotte pullets- 4 are splash, 5 are blue, and 4 are dark blue with black faces.I have one dark slate blue cockeral and a beautiful splash cockeral. Ive decided I have to sell or give away one of the cockerals, as I really only need one of them. If you had to choose, from a breeding stand point, which cockeral to keep, which one would you keep? The dark blue, or the splash? The dark one is a tad snarkey, and the splash is a sweetie. Im so torn!!
     
  2. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the dark blue
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    Heres the splash:
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are both handsome roos. The blue would give you better blues, I believe, but the splash is so gorgeous and I always go in favor of temperament. Naturally, it's hard to say if he'll stay a sweetie, but if the other is already a bit nasty, he'll only get worse.
     
  4. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks... I was hoping this post would catch your attention. [​IMG] I think you are right on the temperment part. The darker blue ruffled and pecked at me once, so I tucked him under my arm and we did chores together. LOL Fed the horses, the rest of the chickens, the dogs. I did this for about a week. He hasent pulled that stunt on me since, but I believe he may be predisposed to nastiness. Now on the other hand, he challenged an elder hen in the yard when he was a little younger because she pecked at one of "his" hens. It amazed me because they stared eachother down, then all of a sudden he pecked her on the face and she ran off. Little big man. I just think the splash is gorgeous, and he is very sweet. He may have to stay.[​IMG]
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The underside of wyandottes (breast to under tail) should be a semi-circle. Also with wyandottes when they are viewed from above, the side should be a straight line from the front to the back. Remember type first, color later. Also when they get their tails in, they should be at a 40* angle and they should have a short back. Hope that helped with your choice.
     
  6. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So are you saying the Splash cockeral is closer to standard?
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    I like the splashes type the best. I would keep both of them and grow them out a bit to see how they mature.
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I agree, it's too early to choose.
     
  9. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree- I just have to get hubby out there to build my extra coop. 4 Roos in 100 square feet coop wont be good when they start squabbling over hens. I have a mature BLW roo, and a semi mature Blue Wyandote roo, plus these two youngsters. total of 33 hens...
     
  10. bluehenlover

    bluehenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your splash is gorgeous!
     

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