I'm so confused about her mother, help me please

Robin'sBrood

Crowing
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May 8, 2008
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My Silver Laced Wyandotte roo fathered a beautiful little pullet (Molly) this summer. She is 5 months old now and, except for her single comb, I swear she looks just like a pure bred Columbian Wyandotte. I have always thought her mother had to be my Silver Lakenvelder, because their coloring is so similar, but now that Molly has gotten so big, I'm not sure. From these hens (all hatchery stock), which do you think would most likely be her mother?

Silver Lakenvelder
EE
New Hampshire Red
Speckled Sussex
Red Sex Link

This is her a couple of months ago, when she was much smaller and her coloring wasn't nearly as complete.
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Notice those yellow legs...
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She was a cute little girl then but she is absolutely gorgeous now, and such a sweetheart!
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
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I'm thinking the Sex Link. Lakenvelders have slate legs, and slate x yellow in my experience usually makes green or an odd slate-brown color. Sex Links have yellow legs, plus crossing one to a Silver Laced makes a multitude of results, one being a possible white with a little columbian showing through.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Doubt it. I'm pretty sure Leghorns are simply white, so they'd just pass on white offspring or black offspring.
 

Robin'sBrood

Crowing
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Here are some new pics of my beautiful "mutt" girl, Molly.

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Isn't she gorgeous?! She is a big girl, body wise, I think she's bigger than all my hens. Still think her mother is my red sex link hen?
 

TurtleFeathers

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I can't help you with who her mother might have been, but I have to say, I don't think she's "quite" columbian - something about her hackle feathers just isn't right, and I can't put my finger on it. Color wise, its a fit, but its the pattern - someone else may be able to help more, OR, I may be altogether wrong.

Whoever her mother is/was and whatever color/pattern she may be, she's GORGEOUS!!! I wish I could be so lucky with my mixes!!!
 

Hollywood Chickens

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I would say New Hampshire red, because since her coloring is similar to a Delaware and Delawares originated from a NHR and a BR and than the light ones were bred to make even lighter chickens.
 

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