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can anyone tell me what type of chicken this is?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by godzilladrw, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. godzilladrw

    godzilladrw New Egg

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    Ive just adopted these two chickens and am confident the little one is a "Silkie" the big one I have no idea, Rhode Island Red?
     
  2. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    Yupp, the one on the right is definately a silkie. The other one is definetaly NOT an RIR.
    A better picture of the one on the left would help with identification.
    I am kinda getting a Welsummer vibe though. Perhaps other BYC'ers can provide another opinion.
     
  3. johnwinters

    johnwinters Out Of The Brooder

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    The other one is a Golden-laced Wyandotte. Wyandottes are a dual-purpose medium-sized breed, mine have always laid well and they are very cold hardy. I can't tell if yours has a single or rose comb - Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs, but one from lower-quality stock (hatcheries mostly) sometimes have single combs. The only problem with that is you can't show it. Good luck!
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it is a gold layced wayandotte.
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Quote:X2 GLW
     
  6. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    X3 Glw
     
  7. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my Golden Laced Wyandottes.
     
  8. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    xI've lost count. Def a GLW
     
  10. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My gut reaction guess is GLW, but my two Wyandottes (1 SL & 1 BLR) both have yellow legs. Can't see too well in the photo, but do they look greyish? Could be a mix? But the color pattern and the fluffy underskirts are very Wyandotte.

    mm
     

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