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Breed/Coloring Identification Help - Picture!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MamaManda, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. MamaManda

    MamaManda Songster

    Dec 2, 2011
    SW Washington
    My Coop
    I picked up a couple pullets from a friend of a friend. I was interested because I was told they were 5 month old red laced blue Wyandottes. While these birds are beautiful, they are not what I was expecting. Is the lighter one a blue laced red splash? And what would the coloring of the darker pullet be called? Is she a Speckled Sussex?! I am having trouble finding references for either. Thanks in advance for any help!

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

  2. the buff/white one with a rose combe is a buff laced wyandotte and the other looks like a speckled sussex
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    I don't have these but the first looks like a blue laced red wyandotte and the second hen is a speckled sussex
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Blue laced wyandotte (this is splash coloring that occurs in ~25%) and specked sussex.
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    OooOOooooooooo, even better. Lucky you, MamaManda!!!
  7. mama24

    mama24 Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    yep, a splash blr and a cute Speckled Sussex!

  8. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The lighter one may have been a project bird, or perhaps a poorly marked hatchery bird. You wouldn't use her for breeding to improve the breed, but you could hatch your own very pretty babies. And you're correct, the darker one is a speckeled sussex.
  10. MamaManda

    MamaManda Songster

    Dec 2, 2011
    SW Washington
    My Coop
    Thanks everyone! I'm really enjoying them...the SS have so much personality. I got two SS, (named Olympia and Columbia) and the one splash BLR, which my husband named "Annabelle". :)
    Patty - I just might do that. I so enjoy photographing my girls. :)
    Rachel - If I only had a hen, that sounds like a marvelous idea!

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