Blue Laced Red Wyandottes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mullers3acers, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Does anyone else have this breed of chickens? What luck have you had with them they are a gorgeous bird.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I just hatched my first ones last November and they are just now starting to lay. They are my most friendly birds. The younger ones that I've hatched since then are also very calm and friendly. I've been told that they don't lay that well, but I don't know how mine will do yet. They are definately eye candy tho!!
     
  3. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Did they grow slowly at first?We've had them since the first of march and they not that big.
     
  4. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two adults and I just purchased 5 more 8 weeks old. I hope to have many many more in the future. I love them. I think they are the prettiest breed I have ever seen. They are good layers from what I can tell. My one hen lays every day.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think they've grown any slower than the others have. The hens and roos are a nice size.

    Flyman....it's good to hear that yous are laying well.
     
  6. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Katy. I just have the one hen so I don't know about the breed as a whole but she does really well. I started with 15 from mcmurray and only had two hens out of 15. I lost the other hen to a hawk. The rest of the roosters I sold. I am hoping to hatch some more in the hear future. Here she is. She looks a little rough because of the over active rooster I had in with my hens. I have since removed him and she should get her feathers back soon.[​IMG]
     
  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    I have 3 hens and 1 roo and plan on hatching more when they mature. So they don't interbreed I plan on setting up a run just for them.
    How long should I keep the hens and roo together or should I separate them at all?
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Here's a picture of some of [​IMG]the older group
     
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have 3 hens and they are the splash color like most of Katy's.They came from McMurray as straight run and all 3 were pullets.They lay fairly decent when they stay off the nest. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that there are three different colors of BLReds. Would you guys consider the hen to be a blue and the rooster to be a splash? That's what I am thinking but I am not convinced.[​IMG]
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    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008

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