Wyandotte breeders, what do you think about this roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by erinem, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. erinem

    erinem Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have this crazy old uncle-by-marriage who breeds just about every type of chicken imaginable. A couple months ago, my brother stopped by his house on his way back up from South Florida and brought me a BLRW roo. I don't know much about Wyandottes, so I'm wondering if this is a good roo or not. Either way, I think his coloring's nice and he's getting along well with the girls, so he's welcome to stay. Just wondering what I should be looking for in a good Wyandotte.

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  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    no clue= he's good looking tho-
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't breed them, but I'll put my (ignorant) two cents in.

    To me, his lacing and color look good. His red is nice and not washed out.

    I can't tell about his type with are more side profile in better light, but I do have a question - where is his tail?
     
  4. erinem

    erinem Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha... I don't know about the tail, I keep hoping more feathers will grow in. I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow. Thanks for the input!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Okay, way off topic, but what is that four legged critter in the background?

    I'm no Wyandotte person, but I think the lacing looks correct and the comb is right, thass about all I know [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Not a breeder, but I wouldn't breed him if I were you simply because of that tail/back problem going on there. . . He looks to have either a hunched back, broken tail? or a partial tail, with that of course also meaning he's missing some vertebrae. I honestly think he's partially tailed and missing a couple or at least one vertebrae.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 Just noticed that tail [​IMG]
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Very poor type accented by his tail problem, whatever it is. He's a soup chicken.
     
  9. turbo

    turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe roach back?
     
  10. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Color and comb right,

    did something grab him and get a mouthful of tail feathers>

    I'd check him out closely , with hands and find out what is what with the tail, if his tail feathers are yanked out he could be just fine, if he has a back problem then either stew him or give as a pet to someone. Thats the big questionmark with him , check him out and give a few mos to regrow feathers if it looks like thats the problem, or cull him.
     

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