What is this gray and red bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rena, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Rena

    Rena Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone identify the little gray thing? He came as an extra with a group of chicks that my mom got in January. He was getting picked on by the rest of his group (hence the lack of feathers), so I took him in. He is about 9 weeks old. I had been told that it was a blue laced red Wyandotte, but he isn't the same color as the other ones I have seen, so I wasn't sure. Is this right? Is it a male or female? Also, this sounds stupid, but is it a bantam? It is smaller than the other standard sized chickens (the picture is with black sex links from the same hatch date) but is much bigger than the other bantams I've had, so I'm not really sure what he is.

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  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a splash blue laced red Wyandotte. When you breed the blue color, you get blue, black, and splash in the offspring.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What she said. And it looks like a little roo. He'll be a looker in a few months!
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To go against the grain... it is very lean for a wyandotte, even at that age. I would say probably a hatchery quality white laced red cornish.
     
  5. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Salmon Faverolle? Wyandottes have rose combs, not single. I suppose Faverolles have the cheek tufts, though? Cornish birds have heavy legs, and these are dainty.

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  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Definitely not a Faverolles.

    But my first thought when I saw it was red laced white Cornish, too, but since the OP said they were supposed to be BLR Wyandottes, I figured I must be wrong. Body shape looks just like my young hatchery dark Cornishes, though. Hmmmmm...
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery quality bantam splash laced red wyandotte, probably roo. (Ideal does have bantam BLRW so they are available through some hatcheries.)
     
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  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's a Splash Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cockerel.
     
  9. Rena

    Rena Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all of the replies. He came from Ideal, though he wasn't on the order so I don't know what he was "supposed" to be.. just an extra (not packing peanuts though- we ordered plenty to not need those). I think he has a rose comb, but I guess those pictures aren't great. If he is still keeping me guessing in a few weeks I'll try to get some better pictures! The other roosters from this batch have been crowing for weeks, but this one is timid and not a showy boy at all.
     
  10. Rena

    Rena Out Of The Brooder

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    He's now about 12 weeks. Is he "still" a boy? And does he still look like a Wyandotte? This little bird is keeping me guessing more than any others I've had :)

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