Rainbow of Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by firedove, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I wanted to get a very varied flock of Wyandottes so I ordered 5 different colors. I hope to keep a blue laced red roo and a silver penciled roo. The other colors are Colombian, silver laced, and gold laced. I'd like to keep a few hens from each of the 5 color varieties...

    If I let the hens raise their eggs am I looking at a veritable rainbow of color babies or are there just a few colors that would dominate? Thanks!

  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I don't know.... but I look forward to pics in the future [​IMG]
  3. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I don't know about the breeding stuff. But I have had a few bantam wyandotte's and they are my favorite breed. I'm sure you will love yours even if they aren't bantam.
  4. chickNjake

    chickNjake Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    this is what the chicken calculator says


    BLR x GL= blue or black incomplete spangled
    BLRxSL=Roos-blue patterned golden laced, black patterned golden laced
    hens-black patterned red laced, blue patterned red laced
    BLRxColumbian= the same as BLRxSL
    BLRxSP= same as BLRxSL EXEPT all incomplete spangled instead of laced
    SPxBLR=hens-blue patterned redshouldered/creme incomplete spangled, black patterned redshouldered/creme incomplete spangled
    roos- blue patterned golden incomplete spangled, black patterned golden incomplete spangled
    SPxGL= hens- black patterned silver incomplete spangled
    roos- black patterned golden incomplete spangled
    SPxSL= black patterned silver incomplete spangled
    SPxColumbian= black patterned silver incomplete transverse pencilled

    Henk69 is a member on here and he INVENTED it so he could probably translate that into something we could understand!
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I know that when you cross a BLR cock to GL hens you get either gold laced or blue laced gold. When you cross a BLR cock to SL hens you get a sexlink where the males are a poor silver laced with red leaking through and the females would be either gold laced or red laced. The chicks would either have black or blue lacing.
  6. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Quote:i dont mean to jump on this post but, i suppose i dont quite understand how to use this. i tried to cross a barred rooster and a red barred hen, it didnt seem to work when i clicked calculate results all that it came up with was more barred chickens. is this what i would get then? thanks!
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I am pretty sure when you cross a barred cock to red barred hens you will get all birds that are barred that may show some red. If you take a son from that and mate it back to its mother you should get more red barred birds. I wll have to go to the calcuator and mess around alittle.

  8. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Thanks everyone [​IMG] My Wyandottes will be large fowl. I don't entirely understand all of the calculator info but I'm thinking that maybe a SP roo is a bad idea since all of the colors sound like they would be weird. I'll have to see what I get for roos from all the colors and go from there. Technically the SL, GL, and Columbian should be pullets, but we all know how that goes. Maybe I will get a nice silver laced roo instead. I think they are beautiful too.

    FMP, thank you for your insight on crossing the BLR with the SL and GL. It made more sense to me than the calculator, lol.

    I had tried to use the calculator myself but couldn't figure it out. I don't know chicken genetics yet so all the letters and stuff made no sense to me. I need to learn that stuff one of these days.
  9. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    OK, so I figured out how to use the calculator now by just picking a color. Now my biggest question is what does a "spangled" chicken look like?
  10. ChickenKick

    ChickenKick In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2009
    Hi! I'm new! But I saw the question so I did some research. I found it at Cackle Hatchery.
    I haven't quite figured out how to work this yet so bear with me if this doesn't work. Spangled Hamburgs are nice though. My favorite are BLR Wyandottes, but I might want to get some of these with them too. I am just starting chickens this year. ~ ChickenKick

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