I was told you can cross the silver laced with a golden laced and will get blue laced.Is that true.Me and my husband as decided to raise wyandotts. I was told they dont go broody vary often is that true.
Quote:As others have said, no you won't get blue laced red.
I've got a lot of three different colorings of wyandottes. My Blue laced reds go broody a lot. My blue do too, but not as much. My silver laced haven't started laying yet so I don't know about them. It will make a difference on whether you get them from a hatchery or from a breeder as to how often they are likely to go broody.
Blue is an entirely different gene than silver/gold. Red generally requires the addition of mahogany, a 3rd gene. (I'm not even going to bring up autosomal red!) Lacing genes (Pg/Pg Ml/Ml) are the only genes in common between these varieties. Yes, you could cross to get from silver or golden to get blue laced red, but it would take several generations to get it correct, and crossing silver to golden would not introduce the necessary blue or mahogany genes.
- silver is S/S for males and S/- for females;
- golden is S/s+ for males and does not exist for females;
- gold is s+/s+ for males and s+/- for females.