Is it blue laced silver or violet laced?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tazcat70, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I am working on blue laced silver Wyandottes. What is the correct terminology?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Here is my first Blue Laced Silver Wyandotte..... it is 8 weeks old.
    A lovely Blue Wyandotte hen covered by my SL Wyandotte roo.
    Will be anxious to see how the color looks after the first molt.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Your beautiful girl makes me want to get a SLW roo for my Blue hens!!! She's gorgeous [​IMG]. Did you get many like her from that breeding?


     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I know a friend of mine that has a lavender laced Sebright. She was flat out goreous!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Most people call it Lilac Laced or something similar.


    Just remember, work on type. Type first, THEN color. You want a Lilac Laced Wyandotte, not random chicken.
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I started with Wyandottes of a good shape. I will try and post some pictures. I am currently working on my F2's and then I will be breeding them back to Silver Laced to work on any type that I have lost. I had HUGE fertility issues when I started.

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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Just as a little tip - Try and breed any pinched/narrow tails out. I don't mean to pick, but the hen on the right looks to have a pinched tail. You want something which the rear is rather open and well spanned. It could very well just be the photo too though, just mentioning in case. I've seen a lot of BLRW with rather narrow tails and backends.
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My old hatchery SLW's had the pinched tails but my Blue & Black girls seem to have good(if not very good) tails. My blues are better by leaps & bounds than my other Wyandottes and i think it's because there's so much interest in the color, people pay more attention to getting them right.
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I will look tomorrow and see if it the picture or the hen. Thanks for mentioning it. I need all the help I can get, and willing to listen and learn!
     
  10. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Illia, thank you for the tips.
    Bleenie, This was my first to hatch. I ended up doing some AI because the hen has a very fluffy bottom.
    Tazcat..would love to see photos.

    Trying to copy pictures from my profile album....
    Here is my Blue Wyandotte hen

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    And here is the rooster
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

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