Silver Laced Wyandottes slow to feather?

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

  1. BroodyMama

    BroodyMama Hatching

    Aug 3, 2008
    Burlington, VT
    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 Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    It is probably sex linked slow feathering. On second thought if the females are slow feathering their sons will be slow feathering.
  3. heidil

    heidil In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2018
    Central Florida
    I bought 8 different breeds and the SLW's are way behind the others in developing mature feathers.

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