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Wyandotte Discussion

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Garjzla, May 17, 2016.

  1. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one black Wyandotte named Lucy. I'm planning on showing her, but I can't tell if she's good quality.

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    Is she good quality, or just a normal (or bad quality) chicken? If so, why or why not?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If you plan on breeding for show an invaluable book to own is American Standard of Perfection, current copy is 44th edition: http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/store.htm

    The first 30 or so pages has good information on poultry in general there. Of course has detailed standards on each breed and breeds variety too with full illustrations for visual. You can always look up old editions online. It doesn't change much at all but a hard copy to put bookmarks in and easily read is handy.

    Online copy of 1910 edition: https://archive.org/stream/americanstandard00ameriala#page/60/mode/2up

    If it doesn't load up to start of Wyandotte section it's on page 61 in book.

    Almost forgot. A group of breeders put together a CSU thread- Chicken State University. No longer active but about every breed was put in for discussion and available for viewing. You'll have to skim through it to find the section on Wyandotte. Long thread but they did try to block off sections to breed.
     
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    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    My quick initial thought is the tail could be higher. But then it's hard to say when viewing photos as a bird postures differently. Her neck is out as if she's about to get on tip toes. This obviously changes the body contour from her normal state. When at rest her keel is probably much lower and forward too. That and tail are two things that jump out at me and could very well be how she is standing at that exact moment of photo.
     
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  4. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I just remembered! I actually have a very old American Standard of Perfection book packed away, I'll get it out. I could have gotten rid of it, but I knew it'd come in handy.
    Thanks.

    Okay, thank you!
     
  5. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input. I'll try to get a better photo of her later, she's kind of camera shy and loves moving around all the time, but it's possible to get a proper photo of her. So, once I find the time I'll go outside with my camera and take some pictures of her. I'm sure I can get one where she's standing normally.
     

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