Partridge Wyandotte Rooster pics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buster, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Does anyone have any pics of Partridge Wyandotte roosters? I've seen them on the Feathersite, but wondered if they were really that pretty or if those were exceptional.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's a bantam Partridge Wyandotte rooster that I saw at the only show I've ever been to. It was a Bantam show, dang it. It was one of the few pics I took:
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  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice bird I am not sure I have one GLW girl though
     
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  4. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to me the partridge rooster never looks like the pics we see in the hatchery catalog or on feather site. They all look much darker to me with no color variation.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    That is what I was afraid of. I'd like a wyandotte rooster, but I want him to be colorful.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want a colorful wyandotte roo, have you ever thought of blue laced red?
     
  7. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just reading on the COOP site about the partridge color. I did a seach on just that word and came up with alot of great information. It sems the UK birds are what we see most of the time in catalogs and feathersite. The US birds are darker But there are some show lines with the lighter color. The hackel color in the US is called a cherry red hackel wheres the UK as more the orange hackel. It was suggested to breed the lighter color birds to get down to this color since they are so dark already.
     
  8. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look darker in buildings than in real life. In the sun, they are BEAUTIFUL. & it's impossible to find chicks...[​IMG]
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have thought of a blue laced red, as well as a blue. I think I'm going to place an order through Ideal and they have partridge wyandottes, so I was asking about them in particular. Maybe when my spring chicks get bigger, I can find a wyandotte roo that needs re-homed.
     
  10. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The partridge color in the US is different than in the UK. I agree that the brighter orange/gold hackles is more attractive but was just speaking to a breeder this past weekend and he told me that it is actually a fault. The darker, more burnt-red is the color they strive for.

    Richard
     

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