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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by QueenMisha, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    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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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    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.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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    She looks so different from her sisters!
     
  5. Delmara

    Delmara Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww, cute!
     
  6. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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