Is this normal for a SLW...furry legs???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joshso, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. joshso

    joshso Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going through all of the pictures on here in different forums to see the Silver Laced Wyandottes...ours is becoming my favorite of our chicks. On our SLW (see picture) she has fur on the outside of her legs, when I look at all the pictures I notice no SLW's have this.

    Can someone explain this to me? Thanks!

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe it's just the lighting, but your SLW looks gold! [​IMG]

    My BLRW has feathering in between her toes, and a SLW roo on the cover of a magazine I saw recently had feathered legs, so I'm guessing it's possible but rare for Wyandottes to exhibit this trait.

    Cute baby, by the way! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
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  3. joshso

    joshso Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...she's a sweetheart. It probably is some weird filter on my phone making her look a different color; she definitely looks like the other pictures I've seen. Thanks for the feedback Alex.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're so welcome! [​IMG]

    Oh, and by the way, [​IMG]!

    ~Alex
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's not a Wyandotte, sorry. they have non-feathered yellow legs.

    As to what it is....the most common feather footed breeds are Cochins and Brahmas. Where did the chick come from?
     
  6. joshso

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    We picked our chicks up at a local feed shop. Two of the breeds we were getting were an SLW and a Dark Brahma. My wife and I thought that it could be the Brahma but it looked more like an SLW chick (furry legs aside).

    Here is the other dark chicken (our other two are a Orpington and a New Hampshire so we know they're not the SLW). Could this possibly be the SLW? The other reason we thought our other chick was (in the first picture) is because she's only feathering on her wings and there is the distinct pattern of an SLW forming.

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  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first is a Dark Brahma, this one is a Silver laced Wyandotte [​IMG]
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2! Dark Brahma pullets would also feather in black and white.

    ~Alex
     
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  9. joshso

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    Thank you both for the response! I feel bad for the people that ordered only an SLW or Dark Brahma at the store and got the wrong one...they were definitely in the wrong bins.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    agree, the first is a dark Brahma, second is your slw.
     

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