Are these really Blue-Laced Red Wyandottes offered by MyPetChicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by keqwow, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. keqwow

    keqwow New Egg

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    I'm just researching breeds and varieties and I find the Blue-laced red wyandottes to be very attractive birds. I see they are offered by MyPetChicken but the stock photo they show, really does not look like other images I've seen of this color variation. I was just wondering if it was a bad example they have photographed or what the story might be? Has anyone ordered these from MyPetChicken?

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Day-Old-Baby-Chicks/Blue-Laced-Red-Wyandotte-p738.aspx
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, those are really BLRW. BLRW are a breed in which, depending on the breeding you use, you get three possible different color outcomes in the breeding - the bird shown is of one of those. The bird shown is of the splash variety - additionally, the "red" on this bird is rather brassy.
    This site has some good info on BLRW - http://www.foleyswaterfowl.com/wyandottes-faq.html as well as here http://www.foleyswaterfowl.com/blue-laced-red-wyandottes.html regarding the quality of the "red" in various lines.
    The birds from commercial production, hatcheries, are going to be the result of less carefully selected breedings -- if you are looking just to have the "look" in your flock it may not be a concern for you, but if you want a really nice example of the breed it can be better to find a breeder who is more selective and producing a better example of the breed.
     
  3. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do sell Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. I ordered 2 from them this spring. Blue is a hard color to breed, so my 2 have very different shades of blue. They're not show quality by any means, but birds from hatcheries typically aren't.
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    Maplesugar is very light blue. I guess she is actually splash, but I've always thought of splash as non-uniform and her blue is very uniform.

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    My 2 wyandottes with my EE(not from MPC).

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    Shae. She looked more like a Gold laced wyandotte at first, but her feathers actually fade to blue so she's blueish.
     

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