Silver Laced Wyandottes slow to feather?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BroodyMama, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. BroodyMama

    BroodyMama New Egg

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    I have a SLW (one of my very first batch of four chicks) who is approaching 5 weeks and is still very much in the awkward adolescent dino-chicken stage. I'd go so far as to say that she has very few feathers coming in. Wish I could post pix, but am slow on the tech uptake.

    My others are a RIR (about 60-70% feathered), an Australorp (almost entirely feathered), and a mystery breed wo looks like a Buff Orp but who has grey legs (also almost entirely feathered).

    My SLW seems to be at the bottom of the pecking order, but I don't think she's getting picked on. Is this breed just slow to have its feathers come in?

    -new BroodyMama
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    It is probably sex linked slow feathering. On second thought if the females are slow feathering their sons will be slow feathering.
     

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