Silver Laced Wyandottes : Tell me about the breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KristyAz, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    I have a SLW, hatchery type from Ideal. I've had her since she was a few days old and she was hatched around 2/20. She is going on 6 months old, and she hasn't filled out fully yet. How do these mature, are they slow to fully fill out?

    If you have a 6 month old, I'd love to see a picture.

  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    Feb 20, 2011
    I have a GLW that's.. ermm... 17-18 weeks? Ya sounds right. My GLW is a hen. I don't have good pics.

    I will try to get some tomorrow, but here's one.


    (I know, not a good pick when she's preening.) [​IMG]
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Songster

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    Quote:Wyandottes take a longer time to mature than most-they don't reach full size/development until they are 18 months old. Check out the Wyandotte thread if you need to see photos-Katy has some really nice SLW, as do a few others [​IMG]
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Since she's a hatchery type she more than likely will never fill out like you're hoping. They are a slow maturing breed, but that is one of the things that seems to be lacking with hatchery birds....the full round body type that a wyandotte should have.

    ETA: The pullet in my avatar is about 6 months old.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  5. KristyAz

    KristyAz Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    Mine is much smaller than the one in your avatar. Oh, when do they start laying?

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