The Wyandotte Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by roocrazy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Same here...down south, when it gets to 110*, the birds slow down in eating. But then, if you don't put enough light on the birds in winter, those -10* temps will make them just stand there huddled up.
     
  2. turbo

    turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wyandottes are slow growers even in the best conditions...and mine seem to take forever to grow out...you probably noticed that they feathered in slowly too...they wont be adults until they are about 18 months old. They should catch up and be nice big birds by 18 months old...and if there are a few smaller ones..dont worry the genes are there so that they can produce chicks that will be big ol boys and girls.

    I try to hatch out chicks for myself in Jan-Mar....that way I can show the young birds in the fall and they will have some size on them, most of the Wyandotte breeders also do this...putting about 14 hours of light on their breeding pens right after the Columbus Show or Thanksgiving. Alot of the Breeders-Exhibitors wont show at the spring shows since it does tend to mess up their breeding pens..this is why the numbers are way down at the spring shows, now there are alot of die hard show people that do keep birds back to show in the spring, but that is just way too much work for me and I am not that show crazy that I want a ribbon at the cost of raising some good chicks. I dont know about you guys, but when I load up hens to take to a show it really screws up the egg laying cycle...especially in call ducks and wyandotte hens...

    Jerry
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:Kalie! You re-homed Phoebs? AT LAST! Jussayin!

    So glad my girl Butternut finally got that out of her! She's a real woman now! No one else laying?
     
  4. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Quote:In the past I would show my males in the spring. Leave the gals home to lay.
     
  5. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Hi all, if anyone was looking for white wyandottes, I just posted an auction of white over white and over blr.
    the whites should improve the type on the blr.

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  6. turbo

    turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you use a BLRW rooster on a white hen? Also are your White's dominate white or res.?
     
  7. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Quote:Did you use a BLRW rooster on a white hen? Also are your White's dominate white or res.?

    no, the white wyandotte hen is covered by the white rooster and I believe it probably is recessive white but I don't know what for sure. he's just come of age so I will know soon.
     
  8. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Give me a genetic's lesson.
    Why would I want to introduce the white gene to my blr?
     
  9. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Quote:I am using it to improve the type on my blr. that is a big thing that is lacking in many blr.
     

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