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Silver laced Wyandotte

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by cedge, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. cedge

    cedge Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a good rooster to use as my breeding rooster? He is around 7 or 8 months. Just wandering if his lacing is good he is my first Wyandotte
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  2. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While he is handsome, I would not use him for breeding. His neck appears to be brassy and his shape should be slightly rounder.

    Here is a nice looking breeder quality Silver Laced Wyandotte. (Picture from Wyandottes and Rocks website)
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think he is a pure silver laced Wyandotte. He has yellow hackles and saddle feathers, and he is blue. I think he is a result of a blue laced red Wyandotte x silver laced Wyandotte breeding. He does not have great type or lacing for show, but for a backyard flock he is fine.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
  4. cedge

    cedge Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that is what I was looking for I'm getting into wyandottes i have some more silver chicks and some blr chicks from a different breeder
     
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is entirely your choice but if u want birds that even vaguely represent the Wyandotte breed I would not use him. You will likely get some nice colorful birds, but it would be a stretch to refer to them as Wyandotte. He is far from representative of the type and lacing. He is pretty I give u that
     

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