How can you tell a wyandotte silver laced chick from an Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OScarlet, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. OScarlet

    OScarlet Songster

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    We went and bought our chicks (yay!) from a local feed store. The BOs, Australorp and silverlaced wyandottes were all in the same tub together. I told the lady I wanted a BO and a SLW and she bent down picked two up and put them in a box. Any way of telling we got the right ones?
     
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  2. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chirping

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    So, I have a SLW, BOs and an Australop. Why don't you post pictures and we can help you sort them out? First of all, Australops will be all black with a beautiful metallic green shine when they are full grown, but when they are tiny they are black and white. My Australop had a white stipe down from its neck to its tummy. The BOs should be easy, they are blond colored fluff balls. I'm not 100% sure about the SLW chick, because I got mine as a 3 week old.
    I don't have any earlier pics, but here are a few of my chicks. The first two are of our Black Australop at 3weeks, and then the second 2 pics are of our SLW and BO chick at 3.5 wks old. Hope that helps.
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  4. OScarlet

    OScarlet Songster

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    this is ?her? Feed store says she is about two weeks. She keeps falling asleed on her side in my hand.

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  5. OScarlet

    OScarlet Songster

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    Don't know if this is helpful, when she spreads her wings she has one or two white feathers.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    She is an Australorp. Silver-Laced Wyandotte chicks are a combination of silver, black, and white, with some markings.
     
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  7. OScarlet

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    That's what I suspected. Oh well, she is the most docile of the bunch, family says we have to keep her.
     

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