Chicken Creek

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Wyandottes

Varieties at Chicken Creek ~ Blue Laced Red, Silver Laced, Gold Laced, & Columbian

Poultry Show Class ~ American Class

Size ~ Standard Size

Weights ~ Hen - 6 1/2lbs & Rooster - 8 1/2lbs

Purpose ~ Dual Purpose - Egg Laying & Meat Production

Comb ~ Rose Comb

Egg Color ~ Brown

Egg Size ~ Large

Egg Production ~ Excellent -  About 220 Eggs a Year on Average

Country of Origin ~ America

Mating Ratio ~ 9 Females to 1 Male

Chicken Creek's Breeding Lines ~ Jerry Foley & Duane Urch


Wyandotte’s are a favorite amongst backyard flock owners and chicken fanciers alike. They are dependable egg layers of about 220 nicely shaped light brown eggs per year eggs on average, and lay all year long. They have a very easy going nature and calm temperament about them. They are gentle and elegant birds that are very social. Wyandotte hens are excellent broodies and make very good mothers. Both our Blue Laced Reds and our Silver Laced Wyandottes have come from Jerry Foley’s Line. In fact our foundation breeding stock was bought directly from Mr. Foley himself when we visited him at his farm. Our Gold Laced Wyandottes are from Duane Urch’s Line. Wyandotte’s have a heavy body, clean legs and a small rose comb. This robust and cold hardy breed is relatively easy to care for. It is hardy and adaptable, which makes it a great choice for first time chicken buyers and those wanting a dependable winter egg layer. Wyandotte’s will thrive in free range situations and will also adapt well to confined environments. Their attractive  curvy  shape, sweet disposition and consistent ability to lay make them a good choice for fanciers as well as farmers. With so many beautiful feather colors and patterns to choose from there is sure to be a Wyandotte variety for everyone.

Silver Laced Wyandottes

Gold Laced Wyandottes

Blue-Laced Red Wyandottes

Understanding the colors of Blue Laced Reds ~ I always thought a 'Blue-Laced Red Wyndotte' was dark blue with mahogany.  I had seen the light power blue birds, but thought they were of a different quality.   Come to find out ... there are three colors in the 'Blue-Laced Red Wyndotte' (also called just 'BLR').  


There are 3 colors - blue, black and splash (splash is also known as 'sport').  We have all 3 colors in our breeding program.  And how they breed is similar to many other chicken breeds that have a blue / black / splash color.  The black birds are called 'Black-Laced Red Wyndottes'.   The 'Black-Laced' are truely part of the 'Blue-Laced Red' variety.  If you breed blue to blue (ie. a blue hen to a blue rooster), you need to breed back to a black every other generation (to every three generations) to keep the dark blue color.  The splash variety is a light powder blue with the same dark mahogany. 


The chart below is used for understanding the genetics of breeding Blue Chickens:


Blue x Blue = 50% Blue , 25% Black , 25% Splash 


Blue x Splash = 50% Blue , 50% Splash 


Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Black x Splash = 100% Blue  

Black x Black  = 100% Black 

Splash x Splash = 100% Splash

Colombian Wyandottes