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Wynadotte question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by green homesteader, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. green homesteader

    green homesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a BLRW roo, I really like him. But finding nice BLRW hens for him is proven to be a challange. I have some GLW and SLW hens. What results would the chicks be if I put them together? BLRW X SLW or BLRW X GLW?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    BLRW x SLW = Sex-linked offspring, females will look like GL or BLG. Males will look like SL but with red on the shoulders, slight yellowing on the hackles and saddle. Some might have blue lacing.

    BLRW x GLW = All gold laced, some might have blue lacing.



    Just remember though when it comes to color - You gotta build the barn before you paint it. [​IMG] If your BLRW male is nice, get nice hens! Good SLW's and GLW's aren't very common, especially Gold Laced.
     
  3. green homesteader

    green homesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    We plan on continuing are search for nice BLRW females. [​IMG]

    Although, I was wondering if he is kept with the SLW or GLW girls would they be something we would want to hatch? Or should I just sell them and save for nice BLRW.. [​IMG]

    Does anyone have pics of BLRW X SLW or BLRW X GLW ??

    BTW Illia, I <3 the color tip!!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Save for some nice BLRW. Crossing to any other loses the mahogany/deep red of BLRW's. [​IMG]
     
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a SLW roo over BLR hens-all very good breeder stock(non-hatchery) until we got a second coop for our blues....not a pretty offspring combo. We got 4 offspring from that mix, all roos. HUGE birds, but not pretty in color(compaired to a pure SLW). I don't think I have photos of them, I'll need to check. I'd wait for some nice BLR hens [​IMG]
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    breed ur blue lace to gold laced and keep pullet out that breed back to theblue lace cock
     
  7. green homesteader

    green homesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    What will be the outcome if I breed BLRW roo to GLW hens then breed the pullet back to BLRW roo?

    Also how bad will BLRWXGLW chicks look? [​IMG]
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you well get golds and blues
     
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    quinkerton Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same problem, all the hens I came across were really washed out and not attractive at all. I got it in my head to get him some blue laced hens, blue cochin hens, and blue andalusian hens. Does anyone know what that outcome would be? I thought it would be cool to have a blr cochin, lol.
     
  10. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here, my rooster is SLW crossed with BLRW. His two brothers looked the same. I keep him because he's an excellent flock rooster. He has blue lacing with a lot of red on his shoulders and saddle.

    [​IMG]
    Poultry by Cowgirl Jules, on Flickr
     

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