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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    Ok, all very good advice! I think what I may do is a hatch or 2 for myself off these guys before I start selling eggs. They’re all beautiful birds and would be a shame to get rid of.
     
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  2. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Just to clarify, they are all Blue-laced Red Wyandottes. You have one Splash-laced Red cockerel, two Blue-laced Red pullets, and one Blue-laced Red cockerel. The Andalusian Blue gene is found in Blue-laced Red Wyandottes and as stated above, breeding them will produce Blue, Splash, and Black birds. Two copies of the blue gene result in Splash, one copy with Blue, and no copies with a Black.

    Here is a simple yet well-done explanation with pictures:

    https://www.mypetchicken.com/backya...-of-my-blue-chicks-actually-be-blue-H284.aspx

    These are the Blue-laced Reds I raised fifteen years ago.

    A Splash hen:
    Blue-laced Red Wyandotte (Splash).jpg

    A Blue hen:
    Blue-laced Red Wyandotte Hen w White Javas in Background.jpg

    A pair of Splash with a Black in the background:
    Blue-laced Red Wyandotte Pair (Splash).jpg

    A pair of Blue with a Splash in the background.
    Blue-laced Red Wyandotte Trio.jpg

    Your birds are most certainly not Gold-laced Wyandottes, contrary to what some may think.
     
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  3. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    Wow those are some beautiful birds!!

    Yea I was fairly certain my darker birds aren’t golden laced - I’ve had golden laced in the past as well and they were really gold/black.

    I’ll keep these 4 and see what they produce! Going to have to make a lot of breeding pens in the spring
     
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  4. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    If you do end up with any Black-laced Red females you can put your Splash cockerel over them and produce 100% Blue-laced Reds. I had three pens with Blue-laced Reds when I was breeding them. It certainly becomes addictive. And thank you. The pictures are awful because they were so old, but it's nice to still have them even though the birds are long gone. :)
     
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  5. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    Do you have any pics of the black laces just for comparison?

    It is SO addictive! Every time I set a hatch in my incubator is said to myself, “ok, this is the last hatch!”...of course it wasn’t!
     
  6. ColtHandorf

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    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    You know a simple search turned this up:

    https://www.eastcountyzoo.com/Chick-Wyandotte-Blue-Laced-Red-HC-WBLR.htm

    The second photo is my hen, seen earlier in this thread... Boy does that irk me when I find people using my photos to sell their birds. Especially when those birds are long dead. I happened across a Craigslist add with my Cochins pulled off the Feathersite page the other day. And there's not a thing you can do about it.
     
  8. 21hens-incharge

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    Very unscrupulous individuals! :mad:
     
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  9. ColtHandorf

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    I sent them an email. I'll see what their response is.
     

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