Gold Laced coming in with White Tipped feathers? Pics added

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SGM, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone had chicks feather in with white tipping on Gold Laced? They're suppose to be purebreds but some almost look more partridge and some almost look mille fleur. They all do have some of the gold lacing on them though.
     
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  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    We have a few gold laced polish that have a few white feathers in their top notch I know they are pure . I am hoping it goes away after the molt. They are only 22 weeks old so heres hoping.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Post some pictures. One picture is worth a thousand words. As suggested by SGM, they may molt the white tips. It depends on the age of the birds.

    Tim
     
  4. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well mine are chicks and are feathering in. They're about 3-4 weeks now I think.
     
  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some pictures of them..

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had that happen in wyandottes...it will molt out.
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks! I hope so. I really want great lacing on these. I got them for a breeding project. [​IMG]
     
  8. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they have feathers on their feet. If they do, they are some kind of a cross breed. Did they have white in their chick down?

    Tim
     
  9. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I didn't specify breed. These are Gold Laced Cochin bantams.

    Here is one as a chick. They were all like this, some were just a little darker.
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  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking wyandotte. I am trying to figure out why they would show the white tips. There may be an environmental component to the white tips on the feathers. I do not have an answer, I guess I will throw that one into my " X files".

    Tim
     

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