Roo's or Pullets?? Blue laced or gold laced. Help. :D

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bscorpio73, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. bscorpio73

    bscorpio73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three chicks that are 6 weeks old. One I am sure is a roo (one of the wyandottes). I had bought Welsummer and Blue Laced Wyandottes hatching eggs, but they Wyandottes look very dark. Are they blue or gold laced. I do not know the difference. Two of the chicks are Wyandottes and the other one is a Welsummer. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks for any input. [​IMG]

    Welsummer pullet or cockerel?

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    Wyandotte pullet or cockerel? Blue or gold laced?

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    Wyandotte cockerel, For sure. LOL
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    Thanks again for your input. [​IMG] Hoping I have two pullets.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wellie is a pullet
    1st wyandotte is a pullet and a blue laced red.
    2nd wyandotte is a roo and blue laced red
     
  3. bscorpio73

    bscorpio73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I thought the wellie was a pullet, but wanted another opinion. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your wyandotte are golden laced.[​IMG] I have one in my flock. First one is a pullet.

    Annabelle, my Golden Laced Wyandotte 8-9 weeks old. Not the greatest pic of her, she would not stay still.

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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The welsummer looks like a pullet to me. Your wyandottes look like my golden laced wyandottes--1st one looks pullet, 2nd one roo.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Gold laced wyandottes have a base color of black. The OP's birds are blue.
     
  7. bscorpio73

    bscorpio73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Happy Chooks: I have seen some varieties in the color of blue. Will these particular chicks get lighter, or more greyish blue, or will they stay the darkish color they are? Also, will the red fill out more of the feathers as in some pics I have seen? I have a link below, of what I expected these to look like....

    http://nhchicks.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-laced-red-wyandotte-another-2-for.html

    Thanks.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    There are varying shades of blue: some light, some darker, some almost look black. I'd say yours are probably going to be a darker blue, but it's hard to say at this young age.

    Here is my English Orp girls (when they were younger), you can see how much darker she is than her sister in the 2nd picture. (I personally like the dark blues)
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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the genetics for BBS (of any breed, or crossing breeds)
    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue
    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

    So if you breed your Blue laced cockeral to your blue laced pullet, you will get 50% blue laced, 25% black laced and 25% splash laced chicks.​
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What beautiful girls you have![​IMG]
     

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