Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ilovemydog, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. SalinasChicken

    SalinasChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, only ONE of the 12 BLRW eggs I set hatched. The USPS has done a number on my hatch rate recently. Try, try again! More eggs on the way...... [​IMG]

    My sole survivor.....
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  2. PaintedFeathers

    PaintedFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my two, so ugly they're cute [​IMG] Poor babies have twisted and crossed beaks. Do I have 2 pullets? or a pullet and a roo?

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  3. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    cull ..cull does not mean kill...it is just cull from your breeding program. These are beautiful pets. If you honestly want to breed close to the goal of the future SOP, do not bred any bird with orange/yellow in the neck or feathers. You need a deep dark red. I do not see any that should be used for breeding.

    http://www.bluelacedred.com/blrindex.html
    That sucks having a loner..
     
  4. SalinasChicken

    SalinasChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sucks having a loner..
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    Fortunately I hatched out 7 AMs, (2 Lav splits and 5 Lavs) in the same hatch. Those eggs were picked up though, not shipped. Much better hatch rate ;)
     
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  5. mollybuck

    mollybuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yea!! adorable! they look just like mine! i have one little runt... 1 of the grey, 1 of the red/gred and 4 of them are darker... i really must figure out how to post pictures! they are a week old now and are getting feathers...!!
     
  6. sol2go

    sol2go Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aceschix - I also look for the solid red patch on the wings thinking it is more likely to be a roo; on close inspection the point at the top of the rose comb is also visible.
     
  7. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    I would like to know more about this solid red patch you are speaking about please. I love learning new things and I have never heard of that before. Unless you are talking about saddle feathers.
     
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  8. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Male-WINGS: Fronts—Medium blue with rich mahogany bay centers. Bows—Rich mahogany bay. Coverts—web of each feather rich mahogany bay, with narrow, sharply defined lacing of lustrous, medium blue, forming a double bar of laced feathers across wings. Primaries—Medium blue with lower edges rich mahogany bay. Secondary—Medium blue lower half of lower webs, rich mahogany bay with narrow medium blue edging wider at the tip; upper webs edged with rich mahogany bay.



    This is the proposed standard for wings. I do not want to assume anything. I want to learn more information. As adults there is a distinct difference, however as chicks I have not noticed that difference.

    Those pictures of those chicks were orange, however I want to assume they are the correct color. Where on the wing do you look for the red to determine sex when such a young bird. I would love to know of a specific spot to look for color at a young age for sex determination.

    Female-WINGS: Fronts, Bows and Coverts—web of each feather rich mahogany bay with a narrow, sharply defined lacing of lustrous medium blue. Primaries—Medium blue with lower edges rich mahogany bay. Secondary—Medium blue lower half of lower webs, rich mahogany bay with narrow medium blue edging wider at the tips; upper webs edged with rich mahogany bay.
     
  9. sol2go

    sol2go Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi delisha,
    I'm sure your experience far exceeds mine. Thanks for posting the proposed standard for wings.
    I was surprised to see that someone else noticed the same thing that I have been looking at. Recent observations are that the mahogany (on the bow area?) stand out to some degree on the little roos (8-10 weeks), mostly because the pullets have a more uniform lacing pattern across the wing. On the cockerels, the bow color seems to look more smudgy and does not have the nice lacing of the pullets. As for the saddle feathers, it seems to take longer for my eye to see the sickle shape on the BLRW.
     
  10. buddy phoenix

    buddy phoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my blrw hatching today! n splash blrw from becky n my splash blrw are fertile from ours. its a great day!
     

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