The Wyandotte chicken breed originally came from New York at the end of the nineteenth century. The Blue Laced Red variety first appeared in 1929 when over 100 birds were shown in the annual show in Liepzig, Saxony. After this, the breed was imported to England and then into the United States in the 1980’s by Lowell Barber.
The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte has a rounded, curvy figure with mostly reddish-brown feathers that are bordered with a bluish-gray stripe. The blue gene will color the feathers either light blue or dark blue in the lacing making this breed vary somewhat in appearance from chick to chick. These chickens do not breed true, and you may receive blue, black, or splash chicks. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chickens are not excellent layers but will produce around 200 medium sized eggs per year that will be light brown or cream in color.
Hens are mild tempered, naturally broody and will actively care for both eggs and baby chicks. This breed can also be raised for meat. This breed is exceptionally cold hardy. They are highly friendly especially when children are involved. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicken is an excellent dual-purpose chicken that would make an amazing choice for first time farmers.
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