Blue Laced Red Wyandottes are a medium-sized chicken with adult cocks weighing 8.5 lbs. and adult hens weighing 6.5 lbs.
Hens lay large creamy-brown eggs, often with white or darker-brown speckles. They begin laying at six or seven months old and lay 200-250 eggs a year.
Cockerels dress out at around 5 lbs. and are the most flavorful chicken we have tried.
Their low rose combs and abundant, fluffy feathers make these birds very hardy to cold weather.
Blue Laced Red Wyandottes are docile and curious and become quite friendly with human interaction. They are busy foragers. Cocks have particularly good temperaments toward humans and are gentlemen to the hens.
First and foremost, I breed my BLR Wyandottes for productivity and vitality to retain the breed's practicability for people interested in an eggs-and-meat farm flock, as well as for those who are interested in breeding and showing. Overall conformation, feather quality, and color are next on the list.
Some of the specific characteristics I breed for are egg production and quality; nice average body size; overall soundness in confirmation and structure; width; roundness; smooth blending; well-spread tails; abundant, soft feathering; wide, glossy feathers; clean, diamond-shaped lacing; deep red (notably in the hackles) and nice slate blue; good eye and leg color; correct combs and wattles; and large, bright eyes. I also touch on personality, though the birds generally have good temperaments--I've never had a mean rooster. Although this strain is one of the better ones, the U.S. Blue Laced Red Wyandottes in general have only recently been intensively refined, and, in my opinion, there are still things in the breed that need