Why we like them: Amazing eye candy delivering tasty eggs. True love may be indescribable; nevertheless having these girls free ranging in your backyard is effective in generating that loving feeling! The pronounced contrast of the smoky, charcoal blue lacing against rich mahogany is undeniably gorgeous. In addition to enhancing the beauty of your lawn, the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hens earn their keep gifting a steady supply of large brown eggs. Even their eggs are gorgeous! The brown eggs often present heartwarming speckles adding a touch of personality and uniqueness. Their rose comb, plumage, and good body size contribute to their being suited to cold climates. The Wyandotte sports a rose comb which fits snugly to their heads following the contours towards her back. The small comb makes them less susceptible to frostbite.
Feather Colors: The Blue laced Red Wyandotte variety genetics provides (3) different offspring colors. While we do not offer reserving a specific color, you will be able to pick from the colors we have available at the time of your visit. Each color is jubilant. Blue is defined as the head-turning smoky charcoal blue laced inside of a striking rich mahogany red feather edge. Black is expressed with black (the sun dances greens and purples off their feather oil) on the inside of the prominent mahogany red feather edges. Splash is defined as white or pale gray providing a vibrant contrast against mahogany red feather edges.
When mating a Blue Laced Red Rooster to a Blue Laced Red Hen you can expect: 50% Blue Laced Red Chicks, 25% Black Chicks, and 25% splash chicks.
Blue X Blue = 50% Blue , 25% Black , 25% Splash
Splash X Black = 100% Blue
Black X Black = 100% Black
Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
Blue X Splash = 50% Blue , 50% Splash
Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
Egg Color/ Frequency: 3-4 Large Brown (Possible Speckles) Eggs a Week
Personality: They prefer to be able to have room to roam and forage. They should have a minimum of 10 square feet per bird but are much happier with 40+ square feet. The more room you provide, the less you have to clean the run. Their foraging skills means they will consume less feed providing they have adequate foraging space.
Wyandottes hens have the appearance and strong personality of an actress. They know they look good. They are docile and friendly, however may seem to be aloof. They love to talk. They are a good hardy breed if you are just starting out with chickens.
History: The BL color was developed in the United States then made popular in Germany with a recent recurrence among backyard keepers in the States. While the Wyandotte is one of the most popular chickens all over the world, the BLR variety is rare.
The Wyandotte is an American breed, originally named after a native American tribe called the "Wendat". The name was changed by settlers in the 19th Century. The breed standard was developed with several bloodlines over the years such as: Silver Sebright, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Cochins and Pekins. The very first Wyandotte was a Silver laced, bred in Wisconsin, USA. It remains one of the most popular. The Wyandotte was accepted as a breed in the USA in 1883; it was not introduced into the UK until the 1890s.
Why we like them: Enjoy the vivid contrast of silver laced Wyandotte feathers. Homesteaders that seek finding a hen that is hardly enough to withstand negative temperatures, the Wyandotte’s dense plumage keeps them comfortable in that type of weather. The Wyandotte Rose comb is flat and close to their heads which allows frostbite protection.
Feather Colors: Like any beauty queen, the Wyandotte wears a permanent laced gown. Their white feathers with perfect black edges around the shape of each feather enhance their fancy southern bell looking dress. These gals’ beautiful classical feather color look brightens up any flock.
Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 3-4 large brown eggs a week
The Wyandotte intense mothering instinct can kick in and she may go broody which is great if you are looking for a natural incubator to hatch some new chicks for you. If this is not a behavior you want to encourage, be sure to collect eggs frequently in the warmer months.
Personality: They are a loveable breed that is kid friendly. Docile nature and a little sass is the recipe for never-ending entertainment. . By handling the chicks regularly, they will bond to your family. Chickens can recognize over 2,000 faces. Our Wyandottes have an innate desire to forage. We do not like hens to be wired to depend solely on obtain their meal from a feeder, instead they crave and thrive in an environment where they can peck and scratch to roam pasture and help turn compost.
Silver Laced and Golden Laced
Breed History: In the United States, nine colors are recognized in the Standard of Perfection of the American Poultry Association: black (1893), blue (1977), buff (1893), Columbian (1905), golden laced (1888), partridge (1893), silver laced (1883) and silver penciled (1902).