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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roamingchick, May 26, 2015.

  1. roamingchick

    roamingchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had BLRW hens before but I got them when they was about 4 months old, never had them as Chicks, So I got 6 eggs was told they were pure BLRW, out of Six eggs 4 were fertile and 3 has hatched one is still working on hatching :)
    My confusion is the difference in color of the chicks? The picture I am posting they are still not dry as they hatched in the last hour or so.
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    I can get better pictures when they dry and are out of bator. Are these colors normal for BLRW, if so does it tell anything of their sex? Or did I get something besides BLRW'S?
     
  2. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen many different shades for Blue-Laced Red Wyandotte chicks. They can be light or dark, but that does not say whether the bird is male or female, for they are not sex-linked.
     
  3. roamingchick

    roamingchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they are not able to be sexed by color which is why I was taken back when I saw more then one color chick. I truly am not worried if they are boys or girls as long as the chicken gods do not give me four roos! [​IMG]

    The chicks being light or dark does that stay with them as they get older? Do they end up being a lighter or darker shade as they mature? (yes, I know chicks can change dramatically as they grow, just wondering if they will all look alike as as adults.)
    My main concern is if they look correct for BLRW chicks as I said I was not expecting two different colors nor have I ever hatched BLRW. [​IMG]
     
  4. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blue gene doesn't breed true. If they are pure bred, 25% will have the blue be a splash (whiteish) and 25% will have the blue be a black. the other 50% will be blue, but it can be darker or lighter.
     
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  5. roamingchick

    roamingchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! :)
    They came from a man who breeds and shows his birds, so I was certain they are oure but I was confused when I saw the difference in color.
     
  6. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm super jealous!!! I'd DIE to have that light one, I'm guessing she's a splash! Or if it's a rooster, he's gonna be soooooo pretty!
     
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  9. roamingchick

    roamingchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, this is the only one this color, but I can not wait to see what it will look like when it gets older!

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  10. rebeccaw

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    please post update/pic.
     

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