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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    I don't know, for me it was the comparison between the 4 I have. Two were clearly going Roo, combs growing, getting red, and the other two were barley changing at all.
     
  2. newtwinmom

    newtwinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well fudge! Maybe I have two roosters then? I don't know why I hadn't thought to compare them but now looking at the pictures the black, who I thought was a pullet, has more wattle!
     
  3. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well fudge! Maybe I have two roosters then? I don't know why I hadn't thought to compare them but now looking at the pictures the black, who I thought was a pullet, has more wattle![/quote

    Look at pictures of adults though, the hens have wattles too.
     
  4. mhamilton

    mhamilton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandma says
    If it Crows, rooster
    If it lays, hen.

    That was her actual dead serious answer. So helpful she was.. .
     
  5. dan06

    dan06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello my name is Danny and I am fairly new in Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. We have been blessed to get some nice birds and would like some feedback about the flock we have started.
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  6. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    typically silver laced are black, so your only options if the roo was blue would be blue and black. if he was splash, then you get all blues.

    and no, your chicks are NOT blue laced reds. they are maybe blue laced, but red is doubtful since silver dilutes the red in a cockerel, creating a golden color (but not a gold laced either). the pullets MIGHT be usable as blrw, IF they get the mahogany gene. IF the roo is truly a mahogany red. lots of ifs. but likely it would take a couple generations to get some good blrw that breed true from a cross like this.
     
  7. gladahmae

    gladahmae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses on gender? I'm nervous that I have 4 cockerels and 1 pullet at this point. One (pretty sure it's a cockerel....orange/red band) is a GLW/EE mix. My GLW hen pinked up early, so I'm hoping that's the case with at least 1 of these.....

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  8. newtwinmom

    newtwinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the white band has the most wattle. If I had to pick one, Id say thats the roo. The others all look like pullets to me (with my limited experience). How old are they? Their lacing seems so much better then my seven week olds!
     
  9. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    edit: byc's being strange and not letting me add more than one pic... so going to try again.
     
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  10. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    I've seen so many questions about peoples' birds, pics, etc...
    first, as far as color is concerned, blue laced red Wyandottes are just that... they are blue (but can also be black or splash, since blue does not breed true), they are laced (a complete NARROW band of blue/black/splash around the center color), and they are RED. In this case, red is not just your 'run of the mill' red like you'd see in a black breasted red whatever, but the deep dark mahogany red seen in the old heritage type Rhode Island Reds...
    this breed has no place for anything resembling gold, copper or fire-engine red. there is also no place for poor or incomplete lacing, and birds that have wide lacing will not breed true either. over all, the blue is the easiest part to get right on this breed. and also the most insignificant aspect of what makes a bird a BLRW.
    and honestly, getting the color right is probably the easiest part of breeding GOOD blrw... it's the type that seems to be lacking 9 times out of 10, IMO... or just flat out ignored in some cases I think. but without type, all you have is a pretty chicken. not a Wyandotte.
    so a brief refresher from past discussions regarding Wyandotte type...


    One of the most commonly misunderstood (or even flat out ignored) is the proper profile a Wyandotte should have.

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    The following is from an old text regarding the Wyandotte standards... useful for seeing right and wrong as far as overall body shape (ie, type)
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    the genetics behind lacing (good and bad):

    Pg is the pattern gene, Ml is the melanizing gene, Co is the Columbian gene. Each one is dominant over the wild type (shown with a +). If all 3 mutations are not homozygous (2 copies of the mutation present) then the appearance of the lacing is changed.

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    the black tip mentioned above - AKA spangling - can be seen in the image below, including proper and improper feather markings in a laced bird.

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