Buff Wyandotte?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by donrae, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hello friends....

    I've been thinking of getting a buff Orpington cockerel for a sex link breeding project. Cruising CL today and I see this guy....

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    he's an Oops from the feed store in town, the sellers don't know what breed he is. With the rose comb, I'm thinking buff Wyandotte, but the color is more reddish than buff. Don't know if it's just hatchery quality or ?? One feed store sources from Ideal, the other from Ideal and maybe Cackle and Dunlap. I'm going to go look at him this afternoon and appreciate any input on possible breed.

    I'm mostly looking for the buff color to play around with. I'd thought Orpington cause it's by far the most common buff color. But I like the heft of the Wyandottes since I eat my cockerels, so am thinking this guy may be a better way to do. I'm not so concerned with skin color or comb style, just plumage color for sex linkage.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It does look like a poorly colored buff Wyandotte.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Either a crappy Buff Wyandotte or a mixed breed.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    off -colored buff Wyandotte- no need to hurt his feelings
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, I picked him up and I'm still kind of confused. He's from the feed store in May, so 3 months. He's on the small side, but has pretty well developed saddle feathers already. Just started crowing per the sellers. The coloring in the pic is pretty true. My non-chicken Honey looked at him and said "Is that really buff?", so it's pretty obvious the color isn't correct.

    Well, I'll grow him out and see how he does. He could still make great red sex links with all the silver pullets I've been collecting. I may keep my eye out for a true buff cockerel also, who knows [​IMG]
     

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