Newbie question regarding SLW chicks...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by minichic, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. minichic

    minichic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    Just got my first SLW chicks yesterday. Here's my newbie question: do the various markings on the chicks have anything to do with how they color out as adults? Some of the chicks are really silver with black stripes; others are mostly black. Just wondering...
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yes, it does. If the markings you're referring to are in the feathers, not the down, that is.

    Hatchery quality (most of them out there) Silver Laced Wyandottes vary greatly in coloring, some are decently laced, some are spangled, some are mostly black with bits of white here and there.

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