Few chickens are more beautiful than a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hen with her rich-mahogany plumage finely laced in blue. Although a relative newcomer to the color palette of Wyandottes, the Blue Laced Red has taken her place beside the old standbys as an excellent dual-purpose chicken for egg and meat production.
At North Star Poultry, we breed quality Blue Laced Red Wyandottes to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection. Our Wyandottes have correct type, size, and color, and they win shows (see below).
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hens lay large creamy-brown eggs. Abundant, fluffy feathering and close-fitting rose combs make them almost impervious to cold weather.
Characteristics we focus on in our breeding program
~ Vitality, fertility, and hatchability
~ Excellent production of quality eggs
~ APA Standard weights
~ Sound, sturdy conformation and structure
~ Wide, deep, round bodies
~ Large, bright eyes.
~ Smoothness of blending
~ Well-spread tails
~ Abundant, soft feathering
~ Wide, glossy feathers
~ Clean, diamond-shaped lacing
~ Deep mahogany red (notably in the hackles); dark blue
~ Good eye and leg color
~ Correct combs and wattles
Our flock has produced exclusively rose-combed chicks, so we can reasonably assume that our birds don't carry genes for incorrect types of combs.