Our new E-book "Breeding and Culling Blue Laced Red Wyandottes" is now available.
I receive many emails each week seeking advice on breeding this variety, so we decided to put all the information that we have acquired over the last 7 years into a E-book and make it available to you.
I will be selling SLW chicks during the new hatching season (Jan-Mar 2014). I will list the chicks on featherauction.com and will try and put a link here on my site for the auctions.
I will not be selling any BLRW chicks this season, sorry. I need to take a break and work on them a little this year and will need all the chicks I hatch.
I know this may force some of you to purchase chicks from other breeders that have purchased birds from me in the past or claim to have my birds...I see a lot of claims made from breeders I have never heard of.
When someone buys BLRW from me and raises chicks, then picks their breeders from those chicks or even puts their breeding pens together from birds purchased from me...those birds may not be what I would pick for a breeding pen.
BLRW are a very difficult variety to breed correctly..my point is even if someone is selling chicks from my original stock they may not look like what I have in my pens now (no matter how nice the original Wyandottes are/were from me)...so don't get upset with me or think my birds are not up to standard if you purchase "Foley BLRW" from another breeder...unless you got them directly from me.
I see many breeders using my name to sell their stock, there really isn't much I can do about it..mostly just shake my head in a sad way. Amateur breeders can make a real mess of this variety in short time...
Now if I could just get people to stop stealing my pictures and posting them as theirs....I don't mean to sound bitter.
I have started the process of getting the BLRW accepted into the APA...but I need your help. Go to the BLR Wyandotte page to get the latest information...and thanks!
2013 slw cockerel
2013 SLW pullet
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It started out innocent enough....we bought some land out in the country and my wife kept talking about these "cute" bantam ducks and Wyandottes that she had seen as a kid growing up in the middle of no where. I always loved having animals and what the heck my mom and dad always kept some chickens and ducks on our small farm when I was growing up.
So after much searching we did finally locate a pair of gray call ducks and some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, I even made my wife and kids a nice bench to set on while they watched the chickens and call ducks chase bugs in their coops. Then we attended a poultry show and we purchased a nice pair of calls here and there and couldn't pass up the beautiful SQ Silver Laced Wyandottes, by the time I found a nice pair of Butterscotch Call ducks we had full blown call duck fever..now we are hooked with no cure in sight. The little buggers are very addictive to watch and raise, so now we would like to pass the same call duck and Wyandotte fever on to you..
I hope you will browse through our website and let us know if there is anything you need from our small waterfowl and poultry farm.
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Pictured on the left is one of the brooders we currently use....
The plastic tubs from Wal-Mart work great for call ducklings.....just make a elevated floor out of hardware cloth so the little pigs stay dry. Hang a 100 watt bulb and you have a very inexpensive brooder. We cut a large square in the lid and attach hardware cloth. The light can rest on top of the hardware cloth. Keeps out the drafts and the young kids.....