Black or Blue? Laced Red Wyandottes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bleenie, May 27, 2012.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    A while back I picked up a few chicks from a local breeder in hopes they would be Black Laced Red Wyandottes. I have 3 pullets left and now that they're coming into their colors more I am becoming a bit disappointed because I think they may be Blue Laced instead of Black Laced like I wanted.

    They look dark blue and all have dark blue underfluff. These are my first BLRW's so I don't REALLY know how a black laced should look.

    Here's pictures of the 3 girls...

    #1 - Does this one looks like it might be mixed??


    #3, probably the nicest looking one.
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

  3. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

    Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    So it looks like in their gallery pictures none of the Black BLR's have lighter/bluish underfluff... I guess all mien are dark BLR's... bummer :(
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    They look like they have some Partridge Wyandotte in them, especially the first 2.
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I don't think the breeder had any of those but he did have a lot of Dorking chicks and said there was a small chance some could be mixed. I will probably only keep the bigger chick since these are all blue instead of black.
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Songster

    May 6, 2011
    I don't think they're pure either. I have a black BLRW who is almost 5 weeks and she has lacing but no stripes like your top two girls have.
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree the bottom one is the only pure laced bird. The others show a partridge type influence and won't lace out properly.
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Thank you guys for the input, I appreciate it! I found someone to buy the 2 mixed up ones and I am pretty sure I'll keep the nice-looking one. =)
  10. Hezz

    Hezz Songster

    Mar 1, 2012
    Poconos, Pennsylvania
    The bottom one is the only one that looks like it could possibly be a pure golden lace to me. The other two....I have no idea. I honestly don't think any of them are pure.

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