What does a black BLR Wyandotte look like?

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

  1. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Charles Town, WV
    And would you use them in breeding (ie to splash)? I see many pics of blues and splash but nothing I'd call black even though in theory breeders should have as many blacks as splashes from blue x blue matings. Do they get culled? Thanks I'm just getting into the breed and want to find out as much as I can.
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I have seen pics of black laced red wyandottes that are from BLRW programs and yes, they do use them with the splash to get blue. The breeder only kept the richest, mahogany colored reds and showed examples of birds they removed from their flock for too light of color on the red part of the feathers. It was a really informative site, but I don't know where I saw it. Sorry. but yeah, I would keep the black laced ones if they are exceptionally good in all other areas, for sure.
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    This is my only black laced red:



    Supposedly, any black laced reds resulting will have poor lacing compared to blue or splash, but my one girl has come out with lacing better than any of them. I was told to cull any offspring this color, but because her lacing is so nice, I put her in with a splash (light) roo, so any offspring between the two will be blue.

    What you will want to do to avoid getting any black laced is to either of these options:

    1. a light roo in with all dark (blue) hens
    2. a dark roo in with all light hens

    IF, for some reason you have a black laced roo and don't want any black laced offspring, put him in with ONLY light hens.

    IF, you happen to have a black laced hen, put her in with only a light roo.
  4. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    Why wouldnt you want more of her, she is elegant! I would love some hens of that color!

  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    What you have are Gold Laced Wyandottes, mated to a Splash laced Red you will get all Blue Laced Red chicks. If the lacing is good on both parents you are likely to have the same in the chicks. The gold/red base colour can vary from light gold to dark red, select the colour you want, dark for Blue Laced Reds & light for Blue Laced Golds.
  6. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    My blrw that are in black have nice lacing like the one above. New to this or I would post a pic.Maybe I will try later.
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Mine aren't gold laced, but blue laced. She was the result of a dark roo on a dark hen. The difference between gold laced and blue laced is the mahogany gene. The camera didn't quite catch the true depth of her red coloring.
  8. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I have a black laced roo. He also has a single comb. He is one of my project roos. I'll have to get a pic of him sometime.
  9. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Ok.......ignorance here, but what's the difference between a black laced red and a gold laced?
  10. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Charles Town, WV
    Stacey, that hen is a beauty! Thank you for explaining the BLR recipe. I'd love to see more pictures of blacks and BLRs in general. I'm still trying to learn what Wyandotte conformation should look like.

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