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Call me crazy but I think I've acquired a Mottled Golden Laced (Tolbunt) Wyandotte

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To start off, yes I know if this is true it would be one in a million. Which is why I'm skeptical about it to start off with. But, logistics of it aside, my instinct is telling me that's what I've got.

My workplace got in 35 Golden Laced Wyandotte chicks shipped in a few days ago. They originated from Belt Hatchery, which as anyone who has ordered from them knows, has a relatively limited selection. I came into work the day after they arrived to find this little oddity among them. She's definitely a Wyandotte - Aside from the white, she's got an obvious Golden Laced pattern, yellow legs, and a beautiful little rose comb. But the white is coming in all over her body and her wing feathers in the distinct pattern of a mottled bird's chick down!

It's incredibly unlikely, but my current thoughts are that somehow, some time, the mottled gene got into this particular line of Wyandottes, and somewhere far down the generations a couple of carriers were bred and out comes this little thing.











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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Hope you will keep her, she is just so stinking cute.  Please  document as  she develops

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Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post

Hope you will keep her, she is just so stinking cute.  Please  document as  she develops

I definitely will. Either my boss or I will probably take her home, though if she is what I think she is I hope he'll let me take her, as I would love to work on creating a larger quantity of these gorgeous birds.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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She looks so different from her sisters!

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Awww, cute!
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Do you have new pics of this cute chick? Curious to know how she's feathering out!
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