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Blue laced Wyandotte vs Barnevelder

These two breeds seem to look quite similar to me. How do you tell them apart?

Tilly
Friday, June 8th, 2012

my problem is blue laced and buff laced, i have a pair of wyandottes but im not sure which they are lol. they were bought as blue laced but i put up a pic and someone said theyre buff laced haha

Finefowl
Friday, June 8th, 2012

if i remember right, they were from eggs bought from Polish Bantams

Finefowl
Friday, June 8th, 2012

A massive difference between them.
Firstly the barnvelder is single combed, wyandotte rosecombed.
A barnvelder is longer in the back and does not have as much spread in the tail.The tail is a lot fuller and carried much higher.
A wyandotte is curved from all angles.
There is only 4 colours of barnvelders,black, partridge, silver and doublelaced.Non have any blue in their colour pattern.
a barnvelder is also much smaller than a wyandotte.
For laying purposes the barnvelder is far superior to a wyandotte and also lays a very dark brown egg, which is much favoured by those who show eggs.
hope this helps.

Desy
Friday, June 8th, 2012

wyandottes have a rose comb and barnevelder have a single comb.with blue laced wyandotte eggs you will generally get 25% buff laced 50% blue laced and 25% gold laced.hope this helps.

Neville S
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Thanks Desy. However there are blue laced barnevelders - google it.

Tilly
Friday, June 8th, 2012

sorry desy you beat me to it but there are blue laced barnevelders

Neville S
Friday, June 8th, 2012

well you got me on that colour.lol.
Not a standard colour as yet, or even recognised by the barnvelder club and only in the UK 2 years. 3 reasons i didn't know it existed. lol.

Desy
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Barnevelders less likely to go broody from what I am reading.

Tilly
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Is partridge a standard colour for barnevelders ?

micheal501
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Yes micheal ,it is.

Desy
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Are they very hard got desy ? Would you know of anyone ?
Would the above lay dark eggs ? Thanks :)

micheal501
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Micheal, i have only ever seen them once and that was bantams a couple of years ago.
I would think they would lay dark eggs, as that is 1 of the main characteristic's of the breed.
goodluck

Desy
Friday, June 8th, 2012

Finefowl, heres a picture of my blue laced hen and my buff laced hen. Should help you tell which type you have.

Buff Laced:
http://i.imgur.com/iGGFw.jpg

and both hens in this are Blue laced and the rooster is Buff laced:
http://i.imgur.com/8rTQm.jpg

Polish Bantams
Friday, June 8th, 2012

ill get a pic up soon PB, then u can tell me for certain. got them from michael501 who got the eggs from you. he said they were from a blue laced hen and buff laced cock if i remember correctly. theyre lovely little birds, michael got them off to a great start :)

Finefowl
Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Pm'd you there Finefowl because its not fair changing the topic of Tilly's thread.

Polish Bantams
Saturday, June 9th, 2012

The comb on the Wyandotte is flat the barnevelders is single

Cillín McD
Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Anyone ever read of red blue wyandottes? Is that even a thing?

chickenmanmath
Monday, May 13th, 2019

barnvelders are great to go broody at least the one i have.gold double laced,blue laced, buff laced,i have,their also silver laced,black,great layer lay in winter,very sociable easy to manage

Tadhg13
Monday, May 13th, 2019


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