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Wyandotte mix? What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jhitson, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. jhitson

    jhitson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had this hen for a few weeks. The gentleman I bought her from sold me 6 hens and this was the only one of her kind. He called her a Wyandotte. However I have another post asking about the blue color in her comb and face which is a concern to me. I had one person comment that she is not a Wyandotte because they should have a rose comb. Any thought on what she is and wether I should be concerned about the blue in her comb and face?
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wyadottes do sometimes show up with single combs...breeders use single comb birds to help increase fertility of rose combed birds. To me, it just kindof looks like she has some dark pigmentation on her face/comb. Is she laying eggs? What color are they?

    Can you get us a better picture of her body (Try to include her legs, and all of her tail)? She does look quite round and plump, but I don't know of any wyandottes in that color...she is definately a very cool looking bird though.
     
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  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a pure wyandotte. If a mix, then maybe a black sex-link and SLW-but that's a strech. What color are her legs?
     
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  4. jhitson

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    Quote:She has been laying a brown speckled egg. Right now I get about 2 of these a week and she is the only one I suspect would be laying it. I have had Wyandottes in the past lay a speckled eggs. I will get a better picture of her whole body. My main concern was the blue on her comb, face and ears. I am hoping it is not a sign of anything. Are there any breeds with this color naturally on the comb and face.
     
  5. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a Silver Sussex to me, not a Wyandotte. Here's a photo of a Silver Sussex from my flock:

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  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not a pure wyandotte. I have 4 and she looks nothing like her..... Her body shape fits but thats about it! [​IMG]
     
  7. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see anything about her to suggest wyandotte. If her legs are whitish, then I'd agree with silver sussex!
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Same here. The resemblance between the rest of their bodies is remarkable! [​IMG]
     
  9. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always associated blue combs with sickly birds. how does she act?
     
  10. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be concerned about the blue in her comb and wattles, yes. It can be a sign that they're not receiving enough oxygen (respiratory illness). Is she puffed up, lethargic, sneezing? Do you notice anything abnormal in her behavior at all?
     

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