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Blue Laced Red Wyandottes??

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Chris, this is my first post here. We keep many different chicken breeds on our farm along with Royal Palm turkeys, ornamental water fowl and a slew of other animals.

 

Two weeks ago, I purchased a trio of what are supposed to be Blue Laced Wyandottes.

The breeder sold them to us as described but couldn't answer many questions we had, which concerned us, still we took them home. Well, being we are so new to Wyandottes and any terms associated with them, we are unsure if we were sold the right thing. I am attaching photos of the trio. It's a Roo and 2 hens, all hatched this year (again this is what I am told). They seem to have all the characteristics of Wyandottes but I am unsure if they are true Blue laced. Also what is the difference between a Blue Laced and a Blue Laced Red? I also am having a hard time understanding what a "splash" is...and if any of these are splashes.

 

If anyone can help us here as to what exactly we have, that would be great! They are GORGEOUS birds and we paid quite a bit for them!

 

Here is the Rooster:

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Here is Hen 1:

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Here is Hen 2:

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Edited by Chrleone28 - 12/21/12 at 12:27pm
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My friend has BLRW and they look just like that.
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Those look like the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes to me from my research... Here is a link to a hatchery that sells them and has a picture / description of them.. :

https://www.meyerhatchery.com/productinfo.a5w?category=Chickens&grd_prodone_filter=PRODUCT%5fID%20%3d%20%27BLRS%27

I am pretty sure that is the breed that you have though c:


Edited by XavCas - 12/21/12 at 12:53pm
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Yep, those are all blue laced red wyandottes.  From the looks of it, I'd say all three are of the "splash" varieties.  Splash vs. blue vs. black just has to do with the blue lacing- on a splash, it'll be very pale, blue is medium, and black is black (they look almost exactly like a golden laced wyandotte).

 

The lacing on them is really nice; it's a good looking trio.

 

A blue laced would look like this:

http://bluffcountryshetlandsandbackyardchickens.webs.com/BLRW%20Hen.jpg

 

I can't find a good picture of a black. This one is one of my chicks when he was going through a very ugly duckling stage. I swear his lacing got better:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/wendywr/chickens/7ed05ffd.jpg

Hatch Cam is not live.  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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Hatch Cam is not live.  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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post #5 of 16

They are all blue laced reds(BLR). And are all the "Splash color", so all you will hatch out is splashes. BLR come in 3 color phases: blue, black and splash.

 

If you mate: 

Blue  X Blue = 50% Blue . 25% Black , 25% Splash

Blue  X Splash  = 50% Blue , 50% Splash 

Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Splash X Black = 100% Blue  

Black X Black  = 100% Black 

Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

These are based on mating of 100 chicks. It is possible to have varying results when breeding smaller #'s when the law of average has yet to take effect.

Hug a hen! Silver Laced, Blue Laced Red, Partridge, Blue/Black/Splash, Bantam in Partridge and Silver Penciled Wyandottes...with more on the way!

 

Feel free to ask about birds/chicks for sale anytime!

 

Check out our website at: nittanywyandottes.weebly.com

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Hug a hen! Silver Laced, Blue Laced Red, Partridge, Blue/Black/Splash, Bantam in Partridge and Silver Penciled Wyandottes...with more on the way!

 

Feel free to ask about birds/chicks for sale anytime!

 

Check out our website at: nittanywyandottes.weebly.com

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They are blue laced red wyandottes.

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post #7 of 16

Black is a base color. Blue is black diluted once, splash is black diluted twice, if that makes sense. The crosses above give you a good idea what outcomes you'll get. My understanding is since all your birds are double dilute, all chicks should be double dilute, ie splash.

 

You might want to post pics on the "breeds, genetics and showing" section, there should be a thread about this color wyandottes. I'd be concerned with them as breeding stock as they don't seem to have typical wyandotte body shapes, they seem more upright. This could be due to stress and a changed environment, but the just look off to me. And are the legs of the hens a different color than the rooster? I'd be concerned about that, for breeding also.

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Black is a base color. Blue is black diluted once, splash is black diluted twice, if that makes sense. The crosses above give you a good idea what outcomes you'll get. My understanding is since all your birds are double dilute, all chicks should be double dilute, ie splash.

 

You might want to post pics on the "breeds, genetics and showing" section, there should be a thread about this color wyandottes. I'd be concerned with them as breeding stock as they don't seem to have typical wyandotte body shapes, they seem more upright. This could be due to stress and a changed environment, but the just look off to me. And are the legs of the hens a different color than the rooster? I'd be concerned about that, for breeding also.

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post #9 of 16

Great looking birds!!! 
 

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Thank you everyone for your responses!

 

Here are some more photos for you. Yes they definitely get in the alert position when I get close for a photo, so it's hard to get a shot of their relaxed body type. But, here are some anyway. I also took shots of each bird's foot to show the color. For some reason, the legs and feet look to be a different color in some of these photos until I get a close up shot. Then, the color is pretty much the same or at the very least, similar. Hopefully these photos will help a bit more. I'm happy they are splash, I find them to be the most attractive, but I still want to be sure of what I have.

 

Rooster:

Here he is next to one of our Cuckoo Marans

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Here he is with one of his girls

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Here he is acting tough

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Hen 1:

Here are 2 shots of her in the barn, again she is alert

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In this one, there is a Rhode Island Red to her left

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Here she is foraging, lighting is terrible and really washes out her color here

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Hen 2:

Here she is in the barn with a Comet behind her

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Lastly, here are their feet:

Rooster:

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Hen 1

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Hen 2

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