Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

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

  1. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two pictures of two roo's.
    Picture one, my blue roo, so pretty. pictures do not do him justice. Nice lacing coming through, seems to be Overall a darker reddish, 'mahogany'. His neck is getting all black. I tried to find pictures of what i thought he's look like, but it is hard to tell. I think he is a blue from his lacing, but all the black on his neck confuses me. This breed is hard!
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    And my other roo, in the beginning, I thought he'd be a blue from his classic chipmunk coloring, but his lacing looks more black in comparison to the others, his neck is getting interesting too, Lots of dark red, his lacing isn't as clear as his roo friend, or the others, doesn't that mean his final look will be better? this one its a sweetheart too. When I go to pick him, he'll peck me a couple times, then melt into my hands. He then starts to "mumble sweet nothings" just this soft, barely audible sweet chirps like he's singing to me. Love him!
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  2. BRockBrandi

    BRockBrandi Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering if anyone would care to comment on my five new chick's appearance. They look very different than most BLRW chick pics I have seen. Do they look normal, lol?[​IMG]
     
  3. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    It is hard to tell..on my computer they both look blue
    They look like healthy normal cute chicks
     
  4. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how much if any the markings on blrw chicks change as they age. Mostly if it has poor markings now could they improve
     
  5. PaintedFeathers

    PaintedFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sweet little BLRW pullet. She has a badly twisted beak.

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  6. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor thing, does she eat OK or do you have to feed her by hand?
     
  7. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on your point of view. Poor markings are different than poor color. They all change as they mature. Some go threw quite an ugly stage before they get adult feathers. They change about 5-7 times as they grow. You do not get the full beauty till full maturity at 18 months.
    Thank you for posting this picture.

    I have seen this too many times in some lines. People are not culling enough and this is not going to go away until people start to cull hard. I started this year with 52 chicks and I am down to one in one group, non in another group, and 4 possibles in another group. I have a new batch in a few weeks that might change my numbers, however it takes hard culling in any new breeding program.

    This is a personal statement and just my opinion and shared information and is not said to any one individual but said to anyone who breeds.
    Please people..do not breed these birds. The chicks might not show this, however it IS going to stay in your lines and you will knowingly be giving this genetic flaw to someones else's breeding program. All of the siblings from this same breeding will carry this. Cull all of the chicks and change the breeding program. Get another roo and hen and try that. Make sure they do not throw it. Bred just the new hen to the old roo and see how the chicks are. Bred each old hen to the new roo individually until you find who is throwing it. Cull all birds who is and who you suspect might be.

    This is not off color or a lacing fault..this is a life altering defect. The quality of life for these birds is effected. Some people will not know how to care for these birds and they could starve or die of thirst if they are not culled. it is a horrible death.

    Animal husbandry is a responsibility I know many of you take seriously. Animal husbandry includes responsible culling. Normally when I say culling I mean remove from a breeding program. Move to an egg laying flock. Normally it is because of a color fault or a single comb etc. In this instance I am speaking of culling in killing terms. When quality of life is effected and chance of survival with a normal healthy vibrant life is effected, I recommend killing. Not in vain ever. But to give nourishment to your family or back to the flock to give respect to the life that was given. Wit ha little extra TLC, time and energy that chick can be fed to process weight.
     
  8. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at these two pullets, only foe pets, they don't look the right color and I am hoping the lacing will get better
     
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    Wyatt, our 15 week old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cockerel extraordinaire! He comes and squats submissively by me, awkwardly runs toward me in delight (he is HUGE and the largest of all our flock)... I mean HUGE!!!

    He'll give me a peck when I'm not expecting it. I guess he wants to keep me on my toes.

    He's fabulous with the girls and always quietly observing on the fringe of the flock - not a huge leader or protector. He WILL answer any challenge that Manny or any of the other cockerels try to deliver - and he always wins. (Unlike Manny, he's still working on his crow. Manny has it down.. stone cold.)




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    [FONT=lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Wyatt is the best looking of our McMurray straight run chicks. I hope to keep him and see if I can start working toward a standard. What do you folks think? Is he a good candidate?[/FONT]

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  10. I think I only have 1 pullet and 2 cockerels. What is the verdict with the experts? They are 15 weeks old in the photos.




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