Blue Laced Red Wyandotte - culls??

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Coopsmom, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    Oh darn it! He does too, doesn’t he??? Well one “Smokey” boy and one splash boy. The Smokey boy may have to find a new home!
     
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  2. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    I didn’t even know Black Laced Red was out there. I’ll check with the breeder I bought the eggs from if he has any in his pen.
     
  3. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Songster

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    Oh yea, those are no doubt golden laced, i know BLRW as they are one of my favorite breeds! Sorry i have to be the bearer of bad news! :oops:
     
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  4. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    If the chicks' parents are both blue laced there's a chance that black laced chicks could hatch. If one parent of splash and the other was blue then they're a darker variant of blue laced
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Blue laced red works the same way as blue.

    blue laced red x blue laced red = 25% splash laced red, 50% blue laced red, 25% black laced red
     
  6. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    Ok great! Thanks for the info!

    So would you recommend keeping these “Smokey” boy and girl? I’d like to sell hatching eggs next year but I want to advertise as Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and be truthful with what people are getting.
     
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  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    I think that black laced bred to splash laced will produce all blue laced reds.
    Mary
     
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  8. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    The only way you can produce 100% blue laced red offspring is by breeding a splash laced red to a black laced red.

    However there's a lot of variation in blue. Some believe the best blue coloration comes from a blue x blue breeding, but that will also give black and splash. You will have to decide what you want to try.
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Oh, and to me your "smoky" birds look like a darker blue rather than black. Of course I can't see them in person to be sure.
     
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  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    In other words, these are birds worth keeping for your breeding program! if they are actually black laced reds. Or, as another interesting project.
    Mary
     

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