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Good SLW genes to pass on? **pics**

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noodleroo, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Here's some pics of one of my peanuts that we're considering keeping for the girls at the bay. Just a hatchery peanut but I think he's pretty...
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  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    He is handsome, but IMHO he doesn't have "strong" lacing... It should be white in the center with black around the edges... I'm a newbie though too. [​IMG]

    See mine's lacing?
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  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    PureSnowChic; I should have mentioned that he's only 10 wks old. Started crowing at 8 wks. It still sounds pathetic. I like the way his comb and wattles look. I have 10 roos going to freezer camp in a couple months but I think we'll keep him. I didn't tame him on purpose. I need at least one chicken that doesn't think every animal and person was put on earth to snuggle with them! LOL

    (edited because I forgot to tell you how pretty yours are!)
     
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  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Wow he's only 10 weeks! I thought it was a full grown hen... lol... silly me! He is handsome! [​IMG] Mine have looked the same since they got their first feathers... haven't changed much, just gotten bigger. [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, he's not a good example of a SLW.....not nearly enough lacing. Here's a picture of one of mine at probably about the same age and the last picture is one of my roos when he was younger.
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  6. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Katy; OMG! Those are so beautiful!!! I see what you mean.... I still love my little roo, but just for his personality....
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thank you. There is no reason your roo can't be a good roo for your girls.....he just doesn't look like a SLW should.
     

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