Breed of this couple?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moali99, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. moali99

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    Hi I have these 2 chickens that I bought recently, a hen and a rooster both related. They have 5 toes too. Just wondering if anyone knows what breed they belong to. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
     
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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Of the splash variety (blue doesn't breed true). If you breed those two, you'll only get splash laced, no blue or black. And the blue splashes will begin to wash out over time, making them look more like white laced reds (I hope that makes sense). Though they shouldn't have any extra toes, there might have been some mixing going on there at some point if there are extra toes present.
     
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  5. Michael OShay

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    I agree.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree also
     
  7. moali99

    moali99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks alot for the info, but can you please explain these phrases such as "splash" and "laced" since I'm new to the Wyandotte breed
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    "Lacing" is the color that goes around the edge of each feather. Splash is the term for a color variety that is mostly white with some blue "splashes".

    If blue birds (genetic code Bb) are mated together, they throw a percentage of ‘off’ colours in their chicks, the probability being 25% blacks (BB), 25% blue splashed whites (bb) as well as 50% blues (Bb). If you breed two of the splash colored ones together, you will only get splash offspring. Hope this helps a bit.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

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    X2 on juliechick's explanation.
     
  10. moali99

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    That explains it. Thanks a lot
     

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