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Facts about The Blue Laced red Wyandotte

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The blue laced red Wyandotte is one of the few breeds that are attractive and prettiest among chickens especially the Wyandotte family. It was originally bred from two species of chickens including the Silver Spangled Hamburs and the Brahmas. Yet, some believed that it comes from the breeds of Polish hens and Breda fowl. More information on blue laced wyandotte on thehensegg.

Color genetics

The Wyandotte has three colors including red, lacing and blue. The red color of the chicken must be mahogany red. It’s the acceptable based coating of the chicken. The chicken has two types of melanin such as the pheomelanin and the eumelanin. These types give the yellow or red color and black, respectively,

When assessing the Wyandotte chicken you must also check the narrow contrasting band present along the feather’s edge. You can see it right away because it’s a narrow contrasting band.

The blue lacing comes with two genes such as the Lavender gene and the Andalusian blue The former requires you to breed the lavender to lavender so you’ll get a lavender chick. Mixing it with other breeds will not give you the lavender color. On the other hand, the latter only requires you to have one copy of the color blue so you can come up with an Andalusian blue laced chicken.

The blue color comes in three shades such as blue, splash or light/blue and dark blue or charcoal.

Care for the feathers

The blue laced Wyandotte is easy to manage. However, you must be careful when dealing with its feathers. You must check it regularly so the infestations of mite or lice will be prevented. If you find such infestations, you must treat it right away.

You must also trim the fluffy feather on the rear of the chicken to keep it hygienic and ready for mating.