Our Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Flock
We chose the blue laced red Wyandotte for it's stunning beauty and sweet nature. Our Wyandotte's come from two different lines, Elk Valley Farm and Ruffled Feather Farms. The blue laced red Wyandotte (BLRW) are very docile and their cold hardiness make them a great option for our colder climates. Pullets will typically start laying at 7-9 months of age laying tinted brown eggs that almost look pinkish. Hens have a high tendency to go broody and make good moms. You will find that BLRW are slow growers and slow to feather out taking 18 months to fully mature. This can make it harder to sex younger chicks, so don't be to quick to cull or rehome your young Wyandottes. Most chicks can be sexed around 12 weeks of age by comb and waddle growth/size. Thanks to the blue feather gene These amazing birds come in 3 feather color patterns Blue laced, Black laced or Splash depending on the color pattern of their parents. With this variety of color patterns they are sure to be the talk of the flock!
The Wyandotte breed is named for a Native American tribe in New York State. It is one of the original American breeds developed in the 1800's. They were first named American Sebrights but this was changed to Wyandotte when they were admitted into the APA Standard of Perfection in 1883. The original Wyandotte was the Silver Laced variety developed in New York in 1865 and accepted in the APA Standard in 1883.
The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for eggs and for meat. They are a medium weight bird with Males average 7-9 pounds and females average 5-6 pounds. The breast is deep, full and well rounded. The body of a Wyandotte is described as medium length but very wide, carrying that width across the back and into the tail. Making them a compact and rounded breed with clean-leggs and a rose comb.
The Wyandotte is a very docile, friendly breed that is cold hardy making it well adapted for cold temperatures. It take on average 18 months for the Wyandotte to fully mature. The pullets will start laying at 7-9 months of age and are decent layers. Wyandotte hens have a high tendency to go broody and make good moms.