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Blue Laced Red Wyandottes??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chrleone28, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Chrleone28

    Chrleone28 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2012
    Galloway, NJ
    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Chris, this is my first post here. We keep many different chicken breeds on our farm along with Royal Palm turkeys, ornamental water fowl and a slew of other animals.

    Two weeks ago, I purchased a trio of what are supposed to be Blue Laced Wyandottes.
    The breeder sold them to us as described but couldn't answer many questions we had, which concerned us, still we took them home. Well, being we are so new to Wyandottes and any terms associated with them, we are unsure if we were sold the right thing. I am attaching photos of the trio. It's a Roo and 2 hens, all hatched this year (again this is what I am told). They seem to have all the characteristics of Wyandottes but I am unsure if they are true Blue laced. Also what is the difference between a Blue Laced and a Blue Laced Red? I also am having a hard time understanding what a "splash" is...and if any of these are splashes.

    If anyone can help us here as to what exactly we have, that would be great! They are GORGEOUS birds and we paid quite a bit for them!

    Here is the Rooster:

    Here is Hen 1:

    Here is Hen 2:
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012

  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    My friend has BLRW and they look just like that.
  3. XavCas

    XavCas In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

    May 10, 2010
    Yep, those are all blue laced red wyandottes. From the looks of it, I'd say all three are of the "splash" varieties. Splash vs. blue vs. black just has to do with the blue lacing- on a splash, it'll be very pale, blue is medium, and black is black (they look almost exactly like a golden laced wyandotte).

    The lacing on them is really nice; it's a good looking trio.

    A blue laced would look like this:
    http://bluffcountryshetlandsandbackyardchickens.webs.com/BLRW Hen.jpg

    I can't find a good picture of a black. This one is one of my chicks when he was going through a very ugly duckling stage. I swear his lacing got better:

  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Songster

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    They are all blue laced reds(BLR). And are all the "Splash color", so all you will hatch out is splashes. BLR come in 3 color phases: blue, black and splash.

    If you mate:

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue . 25% Black , 25% Splash

    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue , 50% Splash

    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

    Splash X Black = 100% Blue

    Black X Black = 100% Black

    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

    These are based on mating of 100 chicks. It is possible to have varying results when breeding smaller #'s when the law of average has yet to take effect.
  6. heronz

    heronz Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    They are blue laced red wyandottes.
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Black is a base color. Blue is black diluted once, splash is black diluted twice, if that makes sense. The crosses above give you a good idea what outcomes you'll get. My understanding is since all your birds are double dilute, all chicks should be double dilute, ie splash.

    You might want to post pics on the "breeds, genetics and showing" section, there should be a thread about this color wyandottes. I'd be concerned with them as breeding stock as they don't seem to have typical wyandotte body shapes, they seem more upright. This could be due to stress and a changed environment, but the just look off to me. And are the legs of the hens a different color than the rooster? I'd be concerned about that, for breeding also.

  8. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Great looking birds!!!
  10. Chrleone28

    Chrleone28 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2012
    Galloway, NJ
    Thank you everyone for your responses!

    Here are some more photos for you. Yes they definitely get in the alert position when I get close for a photo, so it's hard to get a shot of their relaxed body type. But, here are some anyway. I also took shots of each bird's foot to show the color. For some reason, the legs and feet look to be a different color in some of these photos until I get a close up shot. Then, the color is pretty much the same or at the very least, similar. Hopefully these photos will help a bit more. I'm happy they are splash, I find them to be the most attractive, but I still want to be sure of what I have.

    Here he is next to one of our Cuckoo Marans
    Here he is with one of his girls
    Here he is acting tough

    Hen 1:
    Here are 2 shots of her in the barn, again she is alert
    In this one, there is a Rhode Island Red to her left
    Here she is foraging, lighting is terrible and really washes out her color here

    Hen 2:
    Here she is in the barn with a Comet behind her

    Lastly, here are their feet:
    Hen 1
    Hen 2

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