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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Nov 26, 2010.
heres my one and only Splash Wyandotte does she have good type?
Her back is way too long, making her tail and cusion thin out to an almost, but not entire, hatchery-type body. So, I'd consider it okay but not great. Also, her wings are pretty big.
i have hered that on a correct Wyandotte hen from her wing to her tail should make a straight line, is that correct? heres another pic.
Quote:ok, about her tail, its winter in MN here so none of the chickens look very nice but usually her tail is much more (fluffy).
Quote:by the way, she is a hatchery bird
heres another picture
Still, that long back shows that her tail and cushion are pretty small, even a bad winter should still show off a good type. As for the wing to tail thing, are you talking viewing from the top? Because yes, from the top view her tail is far too "pinched" like a production bird. It should fan out in a nice fluffy round shape, not cross to a point.
Quote:ok thanks, yeah she's had a hard working life, she's over 3 years old and has hatched many chicks. So she's lost and gained weight alot. Heres one of here sons and two of here six daughters, there father was a half NH 25% RIR, and 25% BR:
For 3 years old she looks good.
She's better than the bad quality Wyandottes out there, just not "perfect" good If you had a purebred male for her, I'd love to see what offspring she's passed. Who knows, maybe she looked a lot better when she was younger? If her cushion and tail were wider and more "fluffy" in appearance, I'd certainly consider her a very nice Wyandotte. Because putting those aside, she does have nice head/neck, legs, and so on.
Here's a picture of a splash that I used to have......somebody asked to use her picture on a Europeon website so I guess they liked her type. A wyandotte should have a very short back and have a heart shpe when you look a side view of them.