Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

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

  1. HSCMorgans

    HSCMorgans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds are tougher than others but if ur saying your a new comer and can tell than I sure would think someone experienced enough to be breeding would know... Everyone makes mistakes but she probably should have told you they were from TSC or other feed store. Just how old are they anyway?
    Regardless they are cute and ull love them just the same...
    I just have been seeing a lot of people on other site too etc that are claiming to be breeders of BLRW yet they are breeding birds that do not come even close to the breed standard.. Certainly don't want u to think I was writing targeting your situation only..
     
  2. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All breeds are different, I could tell my Blrw's at around 3-4 weeks, but if she was acting "Sketchy" She probably knew.
    Why do people have to make things so hard? The lady I got my chicks from was a pain to deal with. At least I received beautiful birds though. I plan on breeding them if they pass all of your standards ('your' meaning the local forum experts), and if they come close to the standard that are supposed to be. What I can tell you about the future is, I will be easy to find, easy to talk to, easy to Buy from, and friendly! I won't be one of those cautionary tales I keep hearing about![/quote]



    I have 6 chicks from four different places and seems like a lot of people selling chickens are bothered by my questions or asking for photos. I agree I would be and am always as helpful as I can be when selling items etc...
     
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  3. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would of been nice to know they were feed store chicks cause all my other chicks are farm born and seem to be more receptive to me being around. They are about 6-7wks I am guessing. I posted pics but haven't gotten any response yet on if I am for sure right. They also don't want anything to do with my other chicks they stay together and away from the others, I was thinking about taking the roo away for a bit to let the pullet get integrated, I did this with a couple of my other chicks, any thoughts? Not sure what to do with the little guy he is really pretty but if he isn't gonna be nice I am not going to keep him! I have 21/2 yr old and 10mo boys and I am not gonna have a mean roo around! I had a blue Orpington cockerel at 4wks become obvious and it was over protective of the others so I got rid of it. I also don't want my handful of pellets to be over bred and harrased! I dont like it I know they won't hahahaha!
     
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  4. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 7 chicks from a feed store, And had those for about a week before I bought 5 from a lady (I was trying to get a roo), all my feed store chicks are very friendly, but the 5 farm grown chicks took a lot of work to tame. Some still are not friendly, still skittish. Not mean though,.
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    That is Chip, my super friendly Roo .
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    This is Blue, my, well, blue Roo (I didn't look far for names).
    My hens are always hard to take pictures of, either together or moving too much for good pictures.
     
  5. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very handsome guy :)
     
  6. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 7 chicks from a feed store, And had those for about a week before I bought 5 from a lady (I was trying to get a roo), all my feed store chicks are very friendly, but the 5 farm grown chicks took a lot of work to tame. Some still are not friendly, still skittish. Not mean though,.
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    That is Chip, my super friendly Roo .
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    This is Blue, my, well, blue Roo (I didn't look far for names).
    My hens are always hard to take pictures of, either together or moving too much for good pictures.
     
  7. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this breed is the Best! All the different colors, variations on each color, even each individual feather, love it! My birds get more beautiful by the day! I'll have to single everyone out to get some good pictures!
     
  8. pebcrb

    pebcrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to see them
     
  9. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    the biggest things, make sure they have shade - not the coop, as it's probably warmer inside than out. all else fails, you can tarp over part of the pen with one of those silver reflective tarps that helps reflect the heat. and make sure they have access to plenty of clean water. personally I don't think cold water is too great for them, unless they're bathing in it. all it's going to do is cool their crop which could lead to a short term stasis if they're too hot.

    some people freeze 2 litre bottles of water and put them in the pens for the chickens to settle near, but I don't know how successful that is either. for transport I can see the usefulness, in a pen... mine never do what I want them to. LOL

    the open mouth breathing is panting. like a dog would. but they don't exchange heat quite as well as a dog would that way. a shady sand wallow is the preferred spot for most of mine.
     
  10. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All pictures are taken in their coop, so lighting is weird, I'll try for outside pictures tomorrow. All are 6 weeks old.

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    This is my black (I think) pullet. No name yet, taking suggestions though! Her head was moving in the picture so her beak came out Blurry.

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    This is my splash pullet, no Name yet, suggestions For her too. Is her coloring seem right? She has no clear lacing yet.

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    My beautiful blue Roo, Blue. Didn't look far for his name. Best lacing so far, nice darker red all over,with the blue lacing, but his neck is black.. .is that right?

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    And this is Chip, short for chipmunk because that was his color as a chick. My friendly Roo, loves to be Held. Sings softly when held. Lacing looks OK, either a dark blue or light black?
     

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