Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

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

  1. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Awesome diagrams ki4got! I was just telling my husband I wish someone would develop an online encyclopedia of poultry of the world, with pictures of the chick colorations and adult colorations!
     
  2. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Dan,
    You have a few birds with yellow and orange. They are not breeder quality. Bird one has no chest, perhaps he is really young and might get one as he matures. . The rest are to hard to judge from the pictures. I like some things about some of the birds. You have several that should be pulled from a breeding program. I would like to see more pictures of bird two. More pictures of the two in picture 4. You have pinched tail in your bird in the tree. That is hard to work with and hens with pinched tail are not good layers for the long haul and breed more pinched tails. Her color is off too, but not that bad and could be worked with..if she did not have pinched tail. More pictures o the last bird too.

    looks like a big comb picture does not show wattles..big legs..I guess cockerel
    you always share so much wonderful information. You repeat it for people who do not read and that is so sweet. Thank you.
    They do have them. *Poultry World* *American Standard of Perfection* *Feather World* *Worlds Poultry Journal*
    Just to name a few.
     
  3. daesee

    daesee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, but maybe you misunderstood... The SLW is not "genetically" the mom of these chicks, just the broody who hatched BLRW eggs I had shipped. All BLRW are so beautiful, but I was hoping these would be would be darker (blue or black) rather than splash. I'm new to Wyandottes, and most of the blue laced reds I've seen appeared lighter in color than mine. I was curious to see of those of you who had blue or black laced red adults felt the chicks started out similar in color these? (I'm just interested in them as pets and for eggs, not breeding or showing!)

    On another matter - can you really feather sex blue laced red wyandottes? I've seen mixed opinions on this site, with most saying no. I attempted to look at mine tonight - they all looked the same to me.
     
  4. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I said online, not books or magazines you have to subscribe to, but those do look like they are a wealth of information. Thanks for the info!
     
  5. gladahmae

    gladahmae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure the one with the blue band is male as well. They're still so terrified of me that they all run around when I go into the run. He's definitely got the biggest comb (and wattles) out of the bunch.

    I'd try to get 'face' shots of combs/wattles but then I get them all mixed up when I try to upload.
     
  6. newtwinmom

    newtwinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daesee-my chicks looked very similar to the two on the left of you picture. They are now a dark blue and a black.

    The chick in the front is now very black. Can't believe how much they change!
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    Her/him (wish I knew) now...
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    And the other is now a blue (rooster I think).
    A week or two old...
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    A week or two later, the blue undercoat showed up...
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    Blue really coming in and some lacing...
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    And earlier this week...
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  7. parkerchic-chic

    parkerchic-chic Out Of The Brooder

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    When did you get your chicks? I think the rule is usually 75% roosters out if straight run. I'm asking when you got your chicks because I got mine mid April and I'm pretty sure my mix out of 10 is mostly hens. Maybe we split the same hatch? Just a thought! You never know with straight run.
     
  8. parkerchic-chic

    parkerchic-chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone! I am wanting a nice dark blue or black rooster with dark red. I live in NE Kansas and would rather not have one shipped. My chicks are currently about 10 weeks so if someone has a similiar aged roo close to me that would be wonderful!! If you do message me with pictures of him and his parents if you have them. I do not want a hatchery rooster. Thank you!!
     
  9. CountryHen19

    CountryHen19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    newtwinmom--
    my BLRW chicks look majority like the front chick in Picture #1, #3 & #4... I got 7 BLRW chicks and five of them are the "chipmunk" coloring and the other two have much fluffier light blue/splash looking features. I prefer Blue or splash but took a gamble on one or two that might turn out to be black.

    I don't have good updated pictures hopefully this weekend. Several of the chipmunk chicks have their wing feathers and the mottled look coming through, and the solid color on their wings are totally black. I know it is way too soon to be determining anything. We are not taking bets on any of them being roos or pullets until they are showing obvious signs.

    I had one splay legged and just took off her splint after about 10 days. She is awkward but actually standing to drink which is huge. Im leaving her in her own house brooder with her buddy until she shows that full improvement because I don't want her to be sat on like she used to be (I'm using the she pronoun very loosely- the chick's name is Rocky as in the Stallone character) Rocky also has to fatten up a lot because Rocky is tiny and was a runt-- the others are at least double her size.

    I love seeing all the chick pictures and am glad I have lots to compare too with mine. :)
     
  10. daesee

    daesee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Theya re so cute - and they change so quickly!
     

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