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Is this Blue Red Laced Wyanndotte M/F :-/

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JCK4, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. JCK4

    JCK4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is she a boy or girl, your thoughts ???? So she's 17wks and she just looks slightly different then our other 4 Wyanndottes. Just not as fluffy, same height, just slightly narrower and slightly different (possibly) feathers... She hasn't shown any signs at all that she is remotely interested in crowing. We did have a Delaware sane age and 3wks ago starting crowing and was triple the size of the other 5 girls, an easily noticeable difference... I tried to take pics from all angles but she was impossible to get her to hold still today ugh...What are your much appreciated thoughts ???

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes, I believe you do have a Blue laced red wyandotte!!
     
  3. JCK4

    JCK4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I may not have worded that correctly. I know what breed she is, Im just worried she may be a he :-( my daughters going to be crushed if we have to swap another chicken out ....
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster, he has alot on red on his shoulders

    pictures from feathersite

    this pullet has even lacing all over
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  5. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's a pretty little roo.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. Those red patches on the shoulder are quite a givaway, as is that much comb at that age. The lanky, leggy look is all boy, also.
     
  7. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% blue laced red rooster-and he's a splash(color).
     
  8. JCK4

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    This is horrible news, that I was 80% sure I already knew and was kinda hoping mine was an exception, ha. Guess not, and now he has to go back to the farm to make more little backyard chickens, and swapped for a hen. We just went through this with a Delaware we had like 3 wks ago, ugh. Seriously thanks for your input...So in reference to the "Splash", can hens also be splash in color, and what is considered splash? Is there a certain color pattern that is regarded as such? I only ask because we have a Silver Wyanndotte that we named splash, after we were told she was a splash, and we just liked that as her name. She is only 14wks old.

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your hens are silver laced and gold laced.

    That pic FarmerChef posted is a splash laced hen.

    The base color is black, like your gold laced hen. One dilution gene and you get blue, which is kinda like a gunmetal grey. Two dilutions and you get splash, that pretty light grey color.
     
  10. ellymayRans

    ellymayRans Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read your cover story, congrats by the way, and thought omg thats just like our girl! ! Hatchery bought as a part of the rare marans variety pack. However she doesn't look like the black copper so thought she could be a splash. She does have a couple feathers on her shanks. Waiting on egg color to see. Here's a pic. I have a few more on my profile page. Just thought I would share. She is also 4 mos. Great story and pics!
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