Please confirm that this is a gold laced Wyandotte??!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chezpoulet, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. chezpoulet

    chezpoulet In the Brooder

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    Hi all

    My husband teases me about "lurking" in the shadows of the BYC forum for the past couple of months, as I researched raising chicks etc, so I finally joined BYC as an official member yesterday! [​IMG]

    I got my chicks from some family in town who had ordered more chicks than they needed. Two of the chicks are supposed to be Gold laced Wyandottes. All 5 chicks are 5 weeks old now, and we are really enjoying them! I am posting pics of the GLW - at what point would I start seeing the rose comb? It looks very much like they have got single combs, so I am curious about whether they mixed up the chicks- they had Welsummers as well in the mix. I also hope they are pullets!!

    I am a complete newbie, so I really don't know what juvenile GLWs are supposed to look like!
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    Thanks.
     
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Michigan!

    It's hard for me to see the pics but maybe someone else can help?
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    sorry Not a GLW.
    Better pics will help, but it might be a Welsummers because you said there were some in the mix
     
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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im sorry they do not look like GLW especially if they have a single comb:-( If we could get better photos perhaps we can identify more easily? Others might be able to tell you what it is but I cant:-(
     
  5. chickee

    chickee Songster

    [​IMG] They look like Welsummers. Wyandottes would be showing lacing, not barring at this age. They will be pretty birds though! And lay awesome colored eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I don't think it is a GLw either but sonew just to let you know, there are Wyandottes that are born with single combs that come from hatcheries.
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

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    NOT a GLW.

    These are GLW at various ages;
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  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!

    Judging by their coloring, those are not GLWs. Hard to say now, but when they're fully feathered in a month or two we can tell you the breed. [​IMG]

    Many hatchery Wyandottes will have single combs (even though the Wyandotte breed standard calls for rose combs [​IMG]). I got five GLWs from Cackle, and three had single combs and two had rose combs...
     
  9. chezpoulet

    chezpoulet In the Brooder

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    Thanks all- shucks, I was hoping for GLWs, but Welsummers will work too. :) Let's hope the Aurtalorps and the Red sex-link are what they are supposed to be! Happy NY!
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

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    Hi, and welcome. If they have single combs, they are not wyandottes(they have rose combs-usually). From the limited photos...the one photo almost looks like a partridge coloration. Hard to say what you got but it will neat to see what you get [​IMG].
     

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