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Black and Blue Wyandotte Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueoval1, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am looking for a few blue and black wyandotte bantams. Does anyone know much about this breed the colors seem to be pretty rare. Thanks
     
  2. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone [​IMG]
     
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have partridge wyandotte bantams. First strain, great egg layers, didn't go broody easily. The strain I have now, look better but don't lay as well and go broody.

    Every strain (regardless of color) will be different in bantams. They are bred for appearances so production properties/temperament will vary more than with standard varieties.
     
  4. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean you say the strain, Thanks
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black and Blue can be bred together. Black is very common. Google "American Bantam Association" and contact the president, he'll set you up with a breeder in your area. They're a cold tolerant breed that lays well and is known for broodiness. The breed is very susceptible to Marek's Disease.

    http://sites.google.com/site/moodysbantams/moody-s-birds/wyandotte-bantams
     
  6. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Quote:each breeder/hatchery has their own genetics to this breed or color w/in the breed. So depending upon what characteristics they have bred for, how that particle strain/family will act.

    If they are a little inbred, they might have more or less physical defects or their temperament might be different.

    Hope this helps clear what I meant up.
     
  7. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I have a Blue Wyandotte bantam hen, and I love love LOVE!! She is turning 5 this year, and is my best layer of my bantams. I show her in 4-h and she always does really well, she got best of poultry at the last show I went to. Here is a pic
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  8. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks seedcorn

    Playswithfowl your hen is gorgeous where did you get her,
     
  9. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I got her from a breeder in Portland Oregon, but I don't think he breeds Blues anymore? His name is Travis Schaal.
    --PWF
     

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