Wondering if the label is correct

Kr1spy_dreamz

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So about a month ago i got this brownish with chipmunk pattern chick from a feed store that was labeld as a blue laced red wyandotte. And im wondering if all BLRW (blue laced red wyandottes for short) start out black with yellowish patterns in there first month
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Molly Mojo

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From my limited experience and research, BLRW don’t breed true.

As a result, the lacing and color isn’t uniform. So some will be closer to black coloring than the steel blue and some will be closer to white-ish.

My youngest ones (In the pot with 2 sapphire splash friends), Merida and Alita, are about 3.5 months now and have dark lacing.

My older pair, Red and Scarlet, are 6 months and have very light pale lacing. FD849560-CA99-4197-B5A5-A95C8354B26C.jpeg 3B116EE4-672D-49D2-BF4E-B2F715B193C1.jpeg F69CC657-47C9-4174-A5D3-A437FD157713.jpeg 60CF1B99-7B93-4141-B9CA-C7F8ED528C13.jpeg 9118F861-921A-4DCD-A076-F1679FE074D5.jpeg 20060B95-B677-4DBD-A099-46F86D8EE03A.jpeg 9DF4C71F-437C-47EB-ACCB-FEA25C1BCE55.jpeg B176690B-34D9-439C-A964-EF532A9A98DF.jpeg
 

Kr1spy_dreamz

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Aug 29, 2020
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Las vegas, Nevada
From my limited experience and research, BLRW don’t breed true.

As a result, the lacing and color isn’t uniform. So some will be closer to black coloring than the steel blue and some will be closer to white-ish.

My youngest ones (In the pot with 2 sapphire splash friends), Merida and Alita, are about 3.5 months now and have dark lacing.

My older pair, Red and Scarlet, are 6 months and have very light pale lacing. View attachment 2383131 View attachment 2383132 View attachment 2383133 View attachment 2383134 View attachment 2383137 View attachment 2383138 View attachment 2383139 View attachment 2383140
Your birds are very pretty :)
 

nuthatched

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From my limited experience and research, BLRW don’t breed true.

As a result, the lacing and color isn’t uniform. So some will be closer to black coloring than the steel blue and some will be closer to white-ish.

My youngest ones (In the pot with 2 sapphire splash friends), Merida and Alita, are about 3.5 months now and have dark lacing.

My older pair, Red and Scarlet, are 6 months and have very light pale lacing. View attachment 2383131 View attachment 2383132 View attachment 2383133 View attachment 2383134 View attachment 2383137 View attachment 2383138 View attachment 2383139 View attachment 2383140
Your lighter blrw is technically splash laced, not uncommon when breeder blrw, the babies can split to splash. :] they are so pretty
 

EggSighted4Life

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So about a month ago i got this brownish with chipmunk pattern chick from a feed store that was labeld as a blue laced red wyandotte. And im wondering if all BLRW (blue laced red wyandottes for short) start out black with yellowish patterns in there first month
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It looks right.. RLBW is challenging to breed.. but it does breed true.. as true as any blue will breed.. with 50% being blue and 25% each splash and black.. approximately. Not breeding true is less than 50%. Also the blue shade can vary from very dark almost black to much lighter smokey grey.

From hatchery.. you can get either black, blue, or splash laced red.. most hatcheries DON'T guarantee which you will get. :hmm

The red verses gold.. is another challenging aspect of RLBW.. too light equals gold.. And being an avid breeder and hatcher of chickens.. what I can assure you is that even though I keep only birds that meet the SOP.. only 1-3% of chicks that hatch will be true breeding/show quality.. But all should be fantastic eye candy! :love
 

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