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wyandotte genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picco, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to start a small wyandotte breeding flock this summer. I already have two SL hens and I plan on adding a few blue laced reds to the group. I'll likely use a BLR rooster. If I cross the BLR and SL what will end up with? I'm also interested in the other vareties so if anyone knows the genetics it would be very helpful.
     
  2. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on them. We have tons of those babies.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    A BLR cock crossed to SL hens will give a sexlink, the males will be poor blue/silver laced and the females will be BLR/black laced red colored.
     
  4. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would think in a couple of breedings it should give some very nice colored chickens. Wouldn't it? Just wondering? Mike
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes it would. If you took one of the cockerels from the SL x BLR and mated it back to a SLW you should be able to get some blue laced silvers.
     
  6. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at chickencolours.com & buy the book
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are not an experienced breeder, breed like with like. Decide what you want to breed and stick with the variety and breed. You can experiment but unless you are ready to hatch hundreds of eggs and get rid of countless males and females; stay with one breed and variety.

    Tim
     
  8. camardagardens

    camardagardens Out Of The Brooder

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    So...since were on the subject and I am not an experienced breeder...If I wanted to have a little flock of gold laced Wyandottes(GLWs) could I just breed GLW males to GLW females? What is all this reversion stuff? I currently have 2 little GLW hens and one roo. The roo so far looks great, and of the 2 girls the combs are both smooth and one is black? and one is pale. (it looks like there may be some black in the feet too?) I have tried to follow all the genetic info but I need it simply put. Will I get GLWs with these as parents? if so will i have to rear a few dozen first? Is there a GLW web somewhere?
     
  9. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes if you mate glw to glw that's what you will have. Check out feathersite and get a look at what they should look like and breed for that. Where did you get these birds? I've been reading about alot of wyandottes not having correct combs this year. The legs should be yellow. Mike
     
  10. camardagardens

    camardagardens Out Of The Brooder

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    These birds came from privett about 5 weeks ago. I wondered about the smooth combs... But also have read this is better for fertility? I was told locally that I could possibly get all roo's if I wasnt careful about what I was doing...Her is my little boy, unsure about comb styles as I am new to this...He looks the best in terms of breed specs. where does the combs pass, dad or mum?
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