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Calling Wyandotte experts - SP Wyandotte?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Buff Hooligans, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I am trying to figure out if he's a Silver Pencil Wyandotte.

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    He belonged to a flock that got split up, and now his remaining companion duck friend is gone. Mr. Chicken is alone now, and I'm going to try to find him a home in the Massachusetts area.

    Can you confirm his breed? Or is he a mix?

    Thank you in advance,
    Buff Hooligans
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    He's a very handsome boy, whatever he is!
     
  3. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    If he is a wyandotte, that would be the variety, he may have come from a hatchery , which explains the off color in the feather pattern and the poorly shaped tail.

    Dont get me wrong I think he is a beautiful bird for sure.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Pipermark, thanks for your feedback. He just went through a train-wreck of a moult. Normally his tail feathers are 21" long (I stole one and measured it), and glossy greenish black. Is that the wrong color for SilverPencils?
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    If you look on Feathersite her does have the color pattern of a Silver penciled Wyandotte...that's a long tail though... [​IMG]
    Ps he probably has some Phoenix, Yokohama or Sumatra in him.

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Color pattern looks right, but the body seems too slim and the tailset is wrong for a pure Wyandotte, I think. They are usually much chunkier birds.
     
  7. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness he is beautiful. I agree that Wyandottes are usually broader, though. What a sweet face!

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  8. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He sort of looks like my boy

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  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Other than the wrong tail for a wyandotte, look at the ear lobes. Wyandottes do not have those. I would guess prolly some pheonix or something...good luck! Handsome fellow!
     
  10. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    He does look like a Wyandotte X Phoenix cross to me.
    Good luck in your adventure.
     

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