Wyandotte experts, what color is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gallus_domesticus, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2008
    This little pullet (hopefully) just came from the feed store. She was sold as a Wyandotte, but after doing a little research on colors, I am thinking she's a mix. She has very few true "laced" feathers, but I was hoping there was a name for this color. Also any guesses on her age, or what she might be mixed with? Thank you in advance for your Wyandotte wisdom!!!

  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Well, if I were going for pure Wyandotte, I'd say Golden-Laced.
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    She almost looks like a sex link to me????
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Not a wyandotte body type, and the lacing is terrible, so I'm guessing it's a gold-laced wyandotte mixed with game or something of that sort.
  5. JHaller

    JHaller Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    Austin TX
    I'm not an expert, and my computer screen may be misleading me, but could she be a blue-laced red Wyandotte? I'm not sure if the underpants are the right color, though. Feathersite might have a photo of a chick.

    I wouldn't worry about lacing just now, because as they grow it becomes more beautiful. Judging by the size of the wattles, I'm estimating she's about 8 weeks of age, but I can't confirm her size. Are those one-foot square tiles?

    She just might surprise you with her good looks as she gets out of adolescence. My silver-laced wyandotte looked like something the cat dragged in until she hit about 16 weeks.

    Could you post a picture of her head? I have some photos we could compare her to.
  6. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2008
    I was guessing about 8 weeks also. Tiles are actually about 8 inches across. I think she does look bigger in the picture than she really is.

    My camera is pretty crappy, so what might look like blue lacing is actually pure black. It really is terrible lacing! But the colors are that of a golden-laced. It's interesting to know that her body type isn't even that of a Wyandotte!
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Companring her to my GLW I'd have to say she mixed with something else. Still a pretty bird though.
  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    I'd have to agree. She doesn't look like my GLW, but maybe a mix. She'll be a very pretty lady though.
  9. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks exactly what my 11 Gold Lace Wyandotte pullets looked like, going thru the ugly stage;) She'll look pretty, just give her time. Mine were from a hatchery and as the youngest of five flocks, they didn't get my attention and didn't want it either and that may have been why they pecked at each other so much. They didn't have a roo to keep them in line, either. I put 7 of them in the freezer and only kept four who went in w/the Buff Orpington's w/the BO roo. I tried to post this and a pic last night but 'puter was taking too long so gave up. Don't give up on her, she'll turn into a swan;) [​IMG]
    (using the last pic I posted about my BO roo, Brewster who is holding his four GLW hens in the corner)
    Photobucket keeps locking up my screen, closing...
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Here's my McMurray hatchery GLW at 8 weeks, minus her tail. She was the slowest of my girls to feather out - really, really slow! As her tail finally came in, the others thought it was interesting, and so...


    And here she is from the front. You can kind of see her comb. I can't tell if your girl's comb is single or looks like this.

    Here's what she looks like yesterday, 5 1/2 months old.

    Hope these help!

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