Buff Laced Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bleenie, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I was looking for some photos online and only came across a few, all of which were from the UK.

    I hatched this lovely Buff Laced (with some light splash flecks) Roo from my wyadottes and am thinking of trying to breed him to some hens to hopefully get more like him, I LOVE the coloring... I have no idea where to start though. I do have 3 Buff hens and some other colors(all wyandottes) but don't know where to start.

    This boy is the product of BLRSplash x Buff Wyandotte.
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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    So, he's a Blue Laced Red, just minus the mahogany. [​IMG]


    Buff Laced actually is just Gold Laced with Dominant White. No "buff" required, really. There are white Wyandottes, so I'd say go with Gold Laced and White and keep working from there.

    Blue Laced Red wouldn't be a great option because there's always the mahogany gene in the way and the confusion of splash or light blues being a good white lacing.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have a quad of Gold Laced.. The roo is kind of a jerk though, would it still work with a White Roo over Gold Laced hens?

    I was looking for some Whites a while ago and couldn't find any around here, maybe I will just order some in the spring. I would have more Buffs but apparently they're hard to hatch or the hatchery I was ordering from sucks, they didn't hatch any of theirs both times i ordered them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Remember though the most important thing - Type before color. [​IMG] If you want to make Buff Laced Wyandottes, use parents with correct type and weight (not hatchery birds) and make sure the resulting product has the correct type and weight, too. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The roo I have now (GL) definitely weighs enough! lol. I will have to check here on BYC for Wyandotte breeders and see about eggs. I've never done a breeding project before so I will be doing a lot of reading up on the breed before i decide for sure.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:This can't be emphasised enough. At the risk of offending the bird you pictured is very un-Wyandotte like in type.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    No offense taken, his momma came from a hatchery so I am sure they're not the best either. I also think the father is a little underweight for a wyandotte but it could just be because he's molting right now.

    Quote:This can't be emphasised enough. At the risk of offending the bird you pictured is very un-Wyandotte like in type.

    If I bred the SplashBLR roo back to the Buff hens, I could possibly get more chicks like the roo in the picture, but does anyone know if it is a sex linked breeding or not? ..... Chickens are so confusing for me, probably why I have Muscovies, SO much easier to know what to breed for what, lol.
     

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