Wyandotte - Sex and proper name for the color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by phoenix2011, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. phoenix2011

    phoenix2011 Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    22
    Jun 7, 2011
    Salem
    This first one we actually saw trying to crow:

    [​IMG]

    The other I think from watching should be a hen, but the two are not buddy-buddy.

    [​IMG]

    Both are huge, I have no experience with this breed - I went to buy blue orps from the seller and thought I was buying 2 big pretty hens who would be close to starting to lay (my blues are about 10 weeks old) So I am looking to identify for sure what they are and will be selling them to a good home. She called them Blue Wyandottes but from what I have looked up they are splash?? Anyone have an opinion on bird # 2 for gender?

    They are just beautiful - was told they came from a well known breeder but I don't remember as I was more interested in the blues at the time!
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  2. phoenix2011

    phoenix2011 Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    22
    Jun 7, 2011
    Salem
    Ok, how the heck do I get pics to show.... Help box wasn't too helpful...
     
  3. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

    211
    2
    103
    Apr 17, 2011
    Albemarle,NC
    Sounds like you might have Blue Red Laced Wyandotte but couldn't be for sure without picture.
     
  4. phoenix2011

    phoenix2011 Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    22
    Jun 7, 2011
    Salem
    Just figured out the pic thing [​IMG]
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    2,378
    18
    199
    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    They are both cockerels and are gorgeous. They look like Splashes to me too.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Oh my goodness, those are some mighty handsome fellas you've got there! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,176
    57
    221
    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    They are both 100% roosters.
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,615
    55
    248
    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Quote:Yep, you can see the saddle feathers coming in. They are handsome birds!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,531
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Pretty splash roos.
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,661
    14
    163
    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    Wow those are some pretty roosters!!! [​IMG] Splash is what you get when you breed 2 blues together. To get blue, you breed a splash and a black. [​IMG] So see if you can trade one of those splash beauties for a black pullet, and get some extras! and next year you will have some blue babies. Gorgeous!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by