Mystery Bird

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LilCtryGal, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. LilCtryGal

    LilCtryGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone help identify the breed of this chicken. It was my "Mystery Bird" in my recent shipment from Murray McMurray.
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    Please tell me it's a Hen and not a Roo !!!
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He/she is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. :) How old is the chick?
     
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  3. ortiz6

    ortiz6 New Egg

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    yes, silver lace
     
  4. LilCtryGal

    LilCtryGal Out Of The Brooder

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    She (I hope) is 7 weeks. I guessed a Silver Laced Wyandotte but just wasn't really sure. I had that breed on my "to get" list !
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking more on the rooster side the comb and wattles are turning a bit pink colored, though I think that a few more weeks would help tell us.
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X 3 on the SLW, and at seven weeks I would vote roo with that much pink comb and wattle.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silver laced Wyandotte cockerel. If you don't want a rooster, don't ok the free exotic chick, it's almost always a rooster.
     
  8. LilCtryGal

    LilCtryGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Really, a Rooster? I didn't see the little v thingy when I checked under the hood. I have an Polish Buff that was a mystery and I've been calling her Glitzy, may have to change it to Uncle Glitzy.

    So they tend to send Cockerel's as the mystery bird? Has any one else figured this out?
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    SLWs have sexually dimorphic feather patterns--the cockerels are feathered differently than the pullets. This one is most definitely a boy. He'll get a white head and hackles and white wings and saddle feathers; the hens are one pattern all over.

    I have had pullets as my mystery bird a few times, but from what I hear, that's rare. I think you have to expect a male from the Mystery Chick, as it's a way of the hatchery getting rid of chicks they otherwise would have to dispose of.
     
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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silver-Laced Wyandotte rooster.
     

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