Type of wyandotte

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LyrebirdJacki, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sold to me under "wyandotte" at a petshop mixed in with frizzles as pullets. I'm not an expert with wyandottes (not a common breed where I am) but I have never seen a comb like that. It is also not much larger than a bantam, the frizzles being about the same size. Anyone know the type of wyandotte? He's quite pretty and has a lovely nature, best rooster I've ever owned so far (doesn't crow non-stop or fight the others').
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is very handsome! I am certainly no expert, but maybe silver laced wyandotte is in there somewhere, due to the chest feathers. I have a gold lace wyandotte roo cross. They are very sweet natured. I would say your roo is a cross with a silver laced..
     
  3. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Looks like a Wyandotte in stature and Rosecomb. He also appears to have some Crele in his background besides the SLW.

    Where are you located that chickens would be sold in a pet shop? Could you be is an are where Belgian Malines are bred? Your bird looks very similar to that breed too.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He could have come from someone working on a Crele Wyandotte
     
  5. LyrebirdJacki

    LyrebirdJacki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Defiantly looks like the crele, but shaped more-so like the wyandotte. When I looked up belgian malines it only came up with dogs so I wouldn't know. We seem to mostly have the generic chickens such as isa browns, australorps, silkies (and crosses with silkies), sussex and various bantams such as old english game.

    A few pet shops seem to be getting baby chickens or pullets in, probably from people hatching too many chickens and just selling them off to get rid of them. The pet shop I got mine is quite nice and have record of where they get everything from (I enquired and they got them from a breeder in Sydney as I stated earlier). But I think I'll stick to getting fertile eggs from now on; alot cheaper.

    Thanks everyone for giving me a general idea of what my rooster is.
     

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