My blue wyandotttes don't have yellow legs, are they something else?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rachaelc, May 2, 2010.

  1. rachaelc

    rachaelc Songster

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    I have been trying to learn about the breed and none of my blues have yellow legs, some grey legs and yellow feet and one has all grey/black leg/feet. This is a learning lesson as I bought them from a Local Feedstore, and it is a small country store. I asked if the could get BLRW in and they said they could but that was not the case as I have posted pictures and they have been called Blue by some very helpful BYC'ers. So now I am wondering if they are really truly all Wyandotte. They do have rose combs.
    From what I have seen all wyandottes have yellow legs.
    Anyone hazard a guess [​IMG]
    Rachael C-mother of all
     
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  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

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    Pictures?
     
  3. rachaelc

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    Let me post a link to flicker that I used 2 weeks ago for some advice on color. Hopefully you can see legs.
    rachael C
     
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  5. chickee

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    This is one of my Blue Wyandotte hens that I ordered through my local feed store. Blue Wyandottes are rare and their type has become poor. Some well known breeders are working on improving them. Look at Paul's Poultry and Foley's Waterfowl websites and you will see that their birds have dark legs.
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  6. yotetrapper

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    I just went and looked at Foley's blue wyandottes as suggested, and see their birds have yellow feet, not blue? [​IMG]

    I have a black wyandotte, that has blue feet as well. I do believe, they should be yellow though. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Songster

    A little yellow is showing through on the toes of Foley's Blue Wyandottes, but the legs are dark. Yes, ideally the legs should be yellow, but like I said the Blues need a lot of work. Do your birds look like the pictures of the Blue Wyandottes you are seeing? Remember, hatchery birds are not show quality birds, but that doesn't mean they aren't Wyandottes, they are just poor Quality Wyandottes.
     
  8. encorepistol

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    Wyandotte are suppose to have yellow legs and feet but its hard to find blues that have them. I'm finally getting yellow legs but mottled with blue\\black but its a work in progress.
     
  9. Attack Chicken

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    The legs are preferably yellow, but in showing a little bit of smokey is allowed. If your bird with smokey legs is put up again a bird that has yellow the bird with the yellow legs would beat your bird out.

    My bantam blue cock has mostly yellow legs.
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    You can see on bantam black hen she has smokey legs.
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  10. chickee

    chickee Songster

    Hi Encorepistol [​IMG] I want to see pictures of your BLRW Foley chicks! [​IMG] I have 5 week old Paul + Gregg Catt (pure Lowell Barber line) chicks and I'm thinking of purchasing Foley's BLRW's for an out-cross.
     

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