Rainbow of Wyandottes?

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

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what the chicken calculator says

    http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/kruising.html

    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
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    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!
    -Jake
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
    ~Bri
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new! But I saw the question so I did some research. I found it at Cackle Hatchery.
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    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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