Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

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

  1. SalinasChicken

    SalinasChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2012
    He sounds like a wonderful pet rooster to have around, but I would not use him for breeding. His color is far too washed out, buttery brown/gold, instead of the deep dark mahogany that it should be. I also would not use a splash in my breeding program unless it had a deep, dark red to start or an amazing wyandotte shape. (IMO he lacks both) The splash tends to wash out the red more. As a positive, his beak is nice and short and his legs appear to be a nice yellow. I personally would not start with hatchery birds, if your goal is to breed. You can find plenty of great BLRW breeders on here who are breeding and selling some great stock. My opinion is only that, my opinion. I am in love with the BLRWs and really want to only breed birds that give a great representation of what a BLR should be. I've seen way too many on here lately that are very poor examples and it is quite discouraging.
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  2. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

    Apr 24, 2011
    Roanoke VA

    it amazes me what people will do for a buck. really I shouldn't be amazed. it happens every day, but you can always hope that others have integrity and the desire for quality birds...

    I'm honest about my own birds. each has a few flaws, but they were the very best I could find when I was shopping. but I've got a few chicks out of them so far, unfortunately the ones I know of are all roos (I think). LOL but the color is coming in consistent with nice lacing. (nice enough for birds under 2 months old!) the ONE I kept? yup. a roo. but he's here to stay for a while, maybe he'll be an improvement over his sire. maybe not. but at 6 weeks old and slow feathering, he's got a while to go. LOL

    no new chicks on the way, I had to sacrifice my breeding pen for a baby pen, and my new breeding pens aren't done yet... (between weather, lack of help and such, it's slow going)
  3. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 13, 2012
    Racine, WI -
    My Coop
    Just because you received your birds from a hatchery does not make them unworkable. One in 200 chicks should be a great start to a breeding program. You might be fortunate to get a nice quality bird. If it has orange, tan, or yellow it is not for breeding. If it has a DQ it is not for breeding.

    Most hatchery birds are not breeding quality.
  4. newtwinmom

    newtwinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2012
    East Texas
    Still hoping for some opinions before I find this one a new home! This is a 7 week old ROO right?

  5. Our Roost

    Our Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2011
    ScottsVille, michigan
    Wow! All these posts have some beautiful pictures to share and I thankyou. I just purchased 3 blrw's and 3 blur orps. Color on all six are changing constantly as feathering grows in. I am suspicious of one blrw being a roo. His head has a lot of black in it. I currently have a few slw's and they are no where near as beautiful as these little chicks! I handle them as much as possible so they get used to being fondled and cared for. They really enjoy getting carried out into the sunlight and out of the brooder box. I think I am really going to enjoy these birds! Great thread.

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    I think so. :(
  7. Mrs Hutcherson

    Mrs Hutcherson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2013
    Burnt chimney, Virginia
    About how old do they have to be to tell if they are boys or girls?
  8. Thank you for the information. I am thinking I may possibly process all 4 of the hatchery roosters now. They are HUGE eaters! Can you tell me the best age to process these wyandottes? They are coming up on 16 weeks. Thank you!
  9. newtwinmom

    newtwinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2012
    East Texas
    I don't know much about split wing. I assume its a fault in a show bird but what a out a backyard rooster to a layer flock? How does split wing affect adult birds?
  10. Texasmja

    Texasmja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2011
    I process mine at 15 weeks.

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