I have a SLW pullet (90%) I purchased from a local chicken/garden store. Their stock comes from a hatchery, not sure which one. She is now 7-8 weeks old and is not showing any signs of lacing on her body - just white spines on her black feathers. Her head/mantle looks normal. When does the lacing come in, or do I just have a really bad quality SLW? I realize hatchery birds are not SQ, but they are still supposed to look like the breed at least somewhat... If she is a poor quality SLW, I will not buy from that particular store again, because the Salmon Faverolle I got from there at the same time was also poorly colored - lots of grey where there should have been white, so whatever hatchery they use, I'm not impressed. I just have a backyard flock, but I wanted a pretty one (no hybrids, just less common breeds, plus a few EEs). I'm wondering if I should re-home "Silver" to folks who are more interested in eggs than looks, and try again with another SLW, GLW or BW. Thanks.