Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte? Dwarf?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Julie_A, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently received hatching eggs from a fellow BYCer. Hatched out 10 identical SLW chicks at Thanksgiving. All these weeks later, the chicks are nearly identical in size and marking except for one. This chick is less than half the size of the others. Eats well, identical "feathering in" and development, etc. The seller only sold SLW and Blue Cochins, not bantams.

    Is it possible this chick is a bantam? A dwarf? I'm totally at a loss.

    Can't post pic, but the chicks are all identical, save the one who is half the size.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a dwarf. 3 years ago I set a hen on a dozen eggs and one of the chickens that hatched was a dwarf. I kept it around for 2 months until I was sure then killed it. I have wished since that I had keep it to see what it size egg it would lay since it was a female.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    There is a dwarfing gene in chickens. It takes 2 copies of it, one from mom and one from dad. You can google it, and find out more information.
     

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