so... is my BLRW roo mixed with GLW?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by technodoll, May 7, 2011.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Ti-Lou is now just over a year old and really starting to look like a "big boy" now [​IMG]

    He's the most amazing roo evar - we love him to bits!

    Got him as a week-old chick from a "breeder", only he doesn't look like a real BLRW - too many brassy tones going on in there, white legs, etc.

    Do you think he's mixed with something else?

    He has a lovely U shape only there was a lot of wind when I took these pics a couple weeks ago!

    Thank you for your opinions...

    ps: he's just a pet, we're not showing him or anything.

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  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess is he is mixed. I have some BLRW crossed to GLW and they look nothing like yours. He is a handsome fella though.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wonder what he could be mixed with... I do love his comb and chest lacing [​IMG]
     
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    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen that comb on a certain breed just cannot think of it right now. The hackles are a color found on some black breasted red type birds. I have seen hackles like those on game birds. It could be that breeder's colors were designed by themselves for unknown purposes. Not all breeders breed to the standard when it comes to colors. Just a guess.
     
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  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah well, he'll remain our forever mystery [​IMG]
     
  6. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    Could he be a cross between a buff orp and BLR?
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have no idea.

    The "breeder" only had BLRW's, some darks and some splashes... no orps.
     
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    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb resembles a buttercup comb.
     
  9. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a purebred blue laced to me...although the comb is not right..his body and lacing are. If he were a cross with any other unlaced chicken...he would have incomplete lacing if I am correct.he looks to have pretty good lacing. His parents either had to be black blue or splash laced red....I had an orangey splash blue laced red pullet that's produced something similar to yours. She was culled due to her looking orange and not red. That would explain the buff color on him instead of red.
     
  10. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you have a photo of what a correct rose comb on a wyandotte rooster looks like?

    I've googled it and there seems to be a big variation on the looks, I'm confused [​IMG]

    Thank you!!
     

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