Wyandotte mix?? mom is isa or australorp ??

panipuri

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We have one little hen we can't quite figure out who she came from...

It would be so fun for us to know who her 'mom' might be - not sure it's possible. Thought I'd ask here...

The mix is either wyandotte / isa brown (a sex link of red and white rhode island)
or wyandotte and australorp (if australorp doesn't come through much - then perhaps she got mostly wyandotte?)


Here she is:







Here is her sister wyandotte/barred rock mix (actually a sex link - black star apparently):



And here's another sis which we think must be from the isa mom - she looks so much like the isa:



funny how they all got the peacomb from their wyandotte roo dad. Must be dominant - all 9 chicks have a peacomb.

so this is why we wonder ... could it be an australorp mom? Would wyandotte dominate over australorp? Or could she be an isa too?
 

zeely

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i would guess australorp, only because of the big difference between her and her red and white sister. she's very beautiful.
 

panipuri

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To complicate the matter I have two Isa hens - when they were babies one was pure light yellow (which is supposed to designate male, ie sex link) and one was the proper brown with stripes. I wonder how that happened? Is that possible for a sex link to be the wrong color for the gender? And what it means genetically for any chicks they have - possibly both of these chicks are isa's - one from each.

Or... the wyandotte really outshines the australorp genetics and is indeed australorp for the mom?

I don't know... ??
 

donrae

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I think the australorp was the momma. Sex links are lighter bodied, and in most all second generation and further breedings I've seen the white really starts showing through. In fact, I think it's Fred's Hens (username) who bred Isa browns together for 2-3 generations and got pure white birds. You might look that thread up, really pretty birds.
 

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