The Wyandotte Thread

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

  1. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Sorry, I think you would have messy looking chicks with splotches. [​IMG] They would look like the tetra tints I picked up at TSC but in a wyandotte shape. But heh, if you just want chicks to sell at a swap or on craigslist, have at it.
     
  2. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I thought "I wish my BLRW was laying, I could get behind adding to the flock!" but the young'uns are as yet unblessed, and I hope are being responsible parents, waiting until they move into bigger quarters.
     
  3. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you answering me, or who, please? In fact, I'm not primarily interested in selling hatching eggs nor chicks that aren't straight bred, which is partly why I'd like recommendations for a kind of hen that lays white eggs but that is of a size and personality to fit in well with my pair of BLRWs. It would be convenient to breed sex-links if I can't find a white egg layer, though, so I could divide out the cockerals to fatten and sell as small roasters and sell pullets as chicks to those who are not fixed on purebreds to cut down the number of chickens I feed. I'm going to need to get a hen or two soon, unless my rooster is a saint among birds and won't shred his single hen.
     
  4. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Quote:Are you answering me, or who, please? In fact, I'm not primarily interested in selling hatching eggs nor chicks that aren't straight bred, which is partly why I'd like recommendations for a kind of hen that lays white eggs but that is of a size and personality to fit in well with my pair of BLRWs. It would be convenient to breed sex-links if I can't find a white egg layer, though, so I could divide out the cockerals to fatten and sell as small roasters and sell pullets as chicks to those who are not fixed on purebreds to cut down the number of chickens I feed. I'm going to need to get a hen or two soon, unless my rooster is a saint among birds and won't shred his single hen.

    sorry about that, I was referring to the blr x buff by bleenie.
     
  5. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you answering me, or who, please? In fact, I'm not primarily interested in selling hatching eggs nor chicks that aren't straight bred, which is partly why I'd like recommendations for a kind of hen that lays white eggs but that is of a size and personality to fit in well with my pair of BLRWs. It would be convenient to breed sex-links if I can't find a white egg layer, though, so I could divide out the cockerals to fatten and sell as small roasters and sell pullets as chicks to those who are not fixed on purebreds to cut down the number of chickens I feed. I'm going to need to get a hen or two soon, unless my rooster is a saint among birds and won't shred his single hen.

    sorry about that, I was referring to the blr x buff by bleenie.

    Ah.

    Is there an easily accessible chicken color genetics article or table that's not the color computer? I saw a sex link breeding table and forgot to save the link, but it also only mentioned BLRW as an off-hand addition. I'm finally at the point where I'll be actively seeking a couple of additional hens in the next week or so, and my epic series of bad design decissions on the permanent Wyandotte accomodations has used up a lot of the chicken budget, so I'll be limited in my choices.
     
  6. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Quote:sorry about that, I was referring to the blr x buff by bleenie.

    Ah.

    Is there an easily accessible chicken color genetics article or table that's not the color computer? I saw a sex link breeding table and forgot to save the link, but it also only mentioned BLRW as an off-hand addition. I'm finally at the point where I'll be actively seeking a couple of additional hens in the next week or so, and my epic series of bad design decissions on the permanent Wyandotte accomodations has used up a lot of the chicken budget, so I'll be limited in my choices.

    Are you talking about the "chicken color calculator" on kippenjungle.nl?
    There are some good books to choose from on amazon.com. Plug in "Genetics of the Fowl" on amazon and it'll lead to several books on breeding poultry. After buying wyandottes from several major hatcheries (oh, the disappointments) I bought wyandottes from the best breeder in my area. It's a 5 hour round trip but I LOVE visiting them; it's a wyandotte candy store. I raise EEs and hybrids to point of lay, then sell them to fund my wyandotte obsession.

    Last thought- have you seen chicken saddles? I use mine on the rooster's favorite hens.
     
  7. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I've seen chicken saddles; I'm hoping not to have to use them or at least to be able to avoid it as much as possible: I'm in Western Washington and textiles don't last long in my climate. Time will tell, I suppose.

    The Chicken Calculator is one thing; there was a chart of pairings for producing sex-links that was on the BYC forum some time in the past month, but now that I need to look at it I can't find it, oh, well.

    I'm not sure exactly what level of economic involvement I'm going for with the chicken stuff; I live on a beef cattle farm, and I'm finding that I have habits of thought which are not compatible with keeping breeding animals as pets- just supplying the family with eggs might be the level I'm comfortable with, or selling hatching eggs, or raising some cockerals for gourmet meat sales from the farm. My daughter thinks we should learn to caponize and feed out heavy roasters: I think she reads too many cooking blogs. I like Wyandottes, and have since my Grandmother used to talk about her flock when I was tiny, but I don't have the money to get SQ birds, and I'm having conflict over adding to the number of pet-quality ones on the market (mine are not hatchery birds, but they're also not SG).

    Oh, well, late at night and contemplative, again.
     
  8. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love our white wyandottes they are more docile than our rhodes and my mom can hold them while my 3yr and 5yr nephew pet them when the oldest saw them he said " Beautiful White Chickens " i was stunned he had said that and im hoping to use them for making red sex link chicks with our rhode rooster and our white wyandotte Snowball was the first hen to go broody and we didnt raise them from chicks they are calm chickens and i hope to hatch out more like them!
     
  9. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I couldnt resist today when I went to featherauction and seen blue wyandotte chicks for sale again from the Foleys. Needless to say Ive got them coming my way!!!!!
     
  10. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems the Wyandotte thread has lost its way.........perhaps betrayed by the Darkside of the Force....
    [​IMG]
     

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