What was Burt?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BawGock, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a chick a couple years back at the local D&B Farm and Home. He was in the 99 cent bargain bin with a lot of little other day-old chicks of all types. I saw him there and thought he was a silver-laced Wyandotte and assumed he was a rooster, being the price he was.
    Well, he grew into a pretty boy but not exactly what I thought he was going to be. He dropped dead last year, possibly his heart gave out.
    His markings are interesting and I wish I had better pics of his front. He did have lacing on most of his breast feathers but it was contained to the ends. It was like a spangle pattern was limiting the lacing. Hope this makes sense.
    I spent hours on the computer trying to figure out what he was. FeatherSite did have a pic of a silver-laced Rock and that was the closest pic I could find that looks like he did. I was so excited when I saw this part of the forum, maybe you guys can figure this out.
    Thanks,
    Carolyn
    Here he is:
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  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    I'm gonna say you're probably right about him being a Silver Laced Rock. Or he could have been a single comb Silver Laced Wyandotte (I can't remember where I read that the single comb fault can happen in the breed).

    He sure was beautiful.
     
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  3. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't his markings more like a silver spangled hamburg? But he is a lot heavier and lacks the comb. Is it possible he is mixed?
     
  4. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter thought it was a Hamburg crossed with a Wyandotte. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Carolyn
     
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    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Fine looking old boy, i like the look of him, when I go to heaven I will toss him a handfull of corn and say Hi.

    AL
     
  8. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks we do miss him, but we have his children and hatched some of his grandkids last week in our bator.
    Also, I am enjoying all of your ideas on him.
    I'll see if I can find a better front view of his breast. Most of his spangles in the front were U-shaped.
    Carolyn
     
  9. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some more pics of him more from the front.
    Carolyn
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  10. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Darn handsome mutt.
     

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