Question about my Golden laced wyandotte chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenannie1, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. chickenannie1

    chickenannie1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2012
    Central Wisconsin
    I ordered 15(got 16) Golden laced wyandotte chicks from Mt. Healthy Hatchery in December. They are almost 8 weeks old now and we noticed that two of them actually have a single comb instead of a rose comb. They are all supposed to be pullets. Does this mean anything? These were the first chicks we ever ordered from a hatchery. We also go a silver laced wyandotte instead of a golden too. Is that common, that they mix up the breeds? We don't mind though she is a beautiful bird. Anybody with any info would be a great help. Thank you in advance. [​IMG]
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Hatchery birds do have an incidence of single combs. Something about the rose combs being less fertile, so something single combed was bred in to boost fertility. I believe it would be a disqualification for showing, but for a backyard bird they're still very nice.
  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    It is common for some Wyandottes to have a single comb. I think it is a mix up in the genetics somehow. I have a Golden and Silver and I love them both! Please post some pics! [​IMG]

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    I used to have one with a small comb it was smaller than my other golden laced one (pea comb) but was VERY friendly was my favorite chicken till it used to jump on my shoulder and everything.
  5. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2011
    I've noticed that with my 10 week-old SLWs and GLWs that I received from Welp back in November. Regardless of the combs, they are still some of the prettiest chickens I've had. [​IMG]

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