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 not be selling any BLRW chicks this season, sorry. I am still taking a break on selling BLRW chicks and working on them a little this year and will need all the chicks I hatch. I am very happy with the background color on them from 2014 and continue to hope for improvements in 2015.
The APA is in the process of making changes to the rules for getting new varieties into the APA Standard. So the BLRW Standard push that I was working on is now on hold...unless there are some BLRW breeders out there that have been a APA member for 5 years. As far as I know I am the only one.
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..
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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.....