The Wyandotte Thread

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

  1. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Artie, I'm glad I'm not the only one with BLRWs and Hamburgs.

    This is Sylvia, who just started laying today; she's about four months older than your pullets.

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  2. Artie

    Artie Out Of The Brooder

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    Sylvia is beautiful! Congratulations on her first egg [​IMG]
     
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for the info, ok I am excited to hear Foleys will have them next year.
    Turbo and Mrs Turbo, I will look forward to your updates on the LF GLW
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  4. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info, ok I am excited to hear Foleys will have them next year.
    Turbo and Mrs Turbo, I will look forward to your updates on the LF GLW
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    We don't have the GLWs anymore....they need too much work and we have too many varieties already....I am sorry. You could try rtroxel next year. He might have some.
     
  5. Artie

    Artie Out Of The Brooder

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    What is "LF GLW"? I'm assuming Gold Laced Wyandotte but not sure what the LF is....

    We need an acronym sticky.

    Artie
     
  6. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Artie. I fianlly learned that LF = Large Fowl

    Thanks Mrs. Turbo I sure can appreciate that you are working hard to improve the breed, and at some point you have to decide what you can do best for the breed.

    Your BLRW, and SLW are stunning. Maybe I will rethink what color I want.

    Any thoughts on pros and cons between the 2 colors, oh and of course the Partidge.

    Temperment diffences
    Egg production

    any other things to consider about the breed and chicken raising.
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:On average we experience 7-8 months of age before they start to lay, however you will not need to rotate them out for several years, I have a 5 year old Columbian that still lays 4-5 days a week.
     
  8. neopolitancrazy

    neopolitancrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, all.
    I have 5 silver penciled wyandotte chicks from McMurray, which are about a month old. I have been trying to sex them, and have noted some are getting more white feathers over their breast than others. The whiter-breasted ones also have a bit larger combs than the other 3, although none of the combs are very developed at this time. Can anyone tell me if the whiter breast feathering in the McMurray strain is indicative of male sex, or is this a random accident? I won't cull the extra male(s) until I am certain, so at what age can I be certain?

    I appreciate your help.
     
  9. Dtrain28

    Dtrain28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a question....How many eggs does a purebred, perfect lineage BLRW lay per year (average) as opposed to a "hatchery" BLRW........ (But even certain "hatchery" BLRW have secured rights to old lines? correct?)


    I know there have been many tweaks to type, color, lacing, etc.......



    But when is comes to laying eggs, is the difference as simple as comparing a heirloom Brandywine tomato's sparse output to the prolific tendency of a Hybrid Celebrity or Early Girl.

    Thanks in advance for any information
     
  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BLRWs usually lay about 5 eggs each a week give or take and egg [​IMG] then they went broody! [​IMG]
     

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