what color is my chicken (the result of two different wyandotte colors)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gretchen3212, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. gretchen3212

    gretchen3212 New Egg

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    [​IMG] this chick was the result of a blue laced red Wyandotte rooster and a Columbian Wyandotte hen, both pictured below. looking up chicken colors online I have been able to find similar colors and patterns but nothing quite like this. is anyone else familiar with this color?

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a red to me. But who knows, as it grows it could completely change colors. I seen it happen myself.
     
  3. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Well we know she is a pullet. My experience has been that her final pattern will most closely resemble a buff columbian pattern with some extra partial lacing, or ticking showing. In her case a blue buff columbian"ish" look.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm just tossing this out there, but I think colombian Wyandottes may be wheaton based, and that's where this color is coming from. Be interesting to see what the more educated folks say.
     
  5. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    If that is the case, I retract my post. All my experience is with eb based columbian Brahmas
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    And I'll readily bow to your experience, as I have none myself [​IMG]. I thought some Colombian birds were wheaten based, some not, but I'm not deep enough into the genetics to know which is which, or even if I'm just blowing smoke. Guess we'll look for a Wyandotte person to amble along....
     
  7. gretchen3212

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