I think I've been duped! SLW experts needed!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BearSwampChick, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I've been thinking all along that my cockeral is a SLW, but after looking at the pics of them and the Silver-Penciled Wyandottes, I think that's what I have. Or is it just too early to tell? He's 18 weeks.

    Feathersite's pic of SLW roo:
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    Feathersite's pic of SPW roo:
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    Picture of my roo:
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  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Here is my SLW at 20 weeks. I would say you got duped!

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  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    hummm nope that is not a SLW roo. I agree you were duped.
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate to say it, but he looks like he is supposed to be a SLW. If you look at his breast and other areas you can see a little white in the feather surrounded by black. He muct be a hatchery bird.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Looks penciled to me. He is pretty though!
     
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Yes, from Mt. Healthy. So, you're saying that hatchery birds aren't always true to form, but could still be the breed that I ordered?
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I have seen hatchery SLW's that are almost solid black with very little color on them.
     
  8. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is behind the roo.
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    vicky2x2 : those are some pretty feathering patterns on those chickens in the pic with your roo! nice colors!
     

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