Which type of Wyandotte are my girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NJmomma, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. NJmomma

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    I'm assuming they are wyandottes. Do you agree? They were hatched on April 9th, so they are 6.5 months.

    Thanks!
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

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    Hi. [​IMG]

    Maybe gold laced? I've never seen them that dark before though. Where did you get them?
     
  3. NJmomma

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    I got them from my local feed store. They were overstock, so they weren't sure what they were. They made a guess from what they looked like and said Americana or easter egger.
     
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  4. EggSighted4Life

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    I thought maybe EE, but those aren't bearded and the legs are the wrong color. From what I can tell in the pics it does look like a rose comb and not pea. You may still get more experienced input.

    Pretty girl. [​IMG] Get any eggs yet?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those aren't Wyandottes. They are Dark Cornish.
     
  6. NJmomma

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    I am a first time chicken owner. They are so sweet. The kids love them. We have been getting 4-5 eggs a day since last month.

    I'll Google dark cornish. Thanks!
     
  7. NJmomma

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    Are cornish hens hardy in the winter? Thats the only reason I want to know what they are. I did a quick google search and it looks like cornish hens are mostly bred for meat. Are they good backyard chickens? So far, they are sweet and good with the kids!
     
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    Here's another pix. The girl in the middle is the smallest and has the most red on her.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cornish Cross are bred for meat. The Cornish breed is entirely different. They are very cold hardy. Not the greatest layers, but decent. They do have a tendency to go broody, and make excellent mothers.
     
  10. EggSighted4Life

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    Good to know, I didn't know Dark Cornish were so pretty. [​IMG]
     

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