Silver Laced Wyandottes ~ What are they like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Honey1, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking very seriously about ordering some of these this spring, but I'm running across some rather conflicting information on what their personality is like. Some sources say they are calm, some say they are flighty.
    Any input?
     
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    From what I hear around these boards- they are more docile when from a breeder and a bit more flighty from a hatchery.

    I just picked up my chicks today and the SLW seem to be more content and passive (unless picked on) than the RIR's running around. That could also be a male/female thing.
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a golden laced standard hen and she is very calm and docile .

    I just got a pair of bantam silver laced wyandottes and they are the same way and very friendly
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have both SLWs and GLWs from Privettes' hatchery in NM. Neither are at all flighty. Not as social as the BOs we have, but still friendly.
     
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have owned a few.. not flighty... calm ?? docile??...more DULL than anything, not to much personality... not like a barred rock hen or a cuckoo maran,,, all the ones i have owned have been very dull
     
  6. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three currenlty that are about one year old. Did not loose any when brooded them from the hatchery. Very hardy birds and docile. I would order these again. They are good layers of large brown large eggs and nice looking birds as well.
     
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    There's another thread currently going on about 15 under yours titled "Orps and Wyandottes" that a lot of us chimed in on about our dottes. I love my ankle biters (GLW)!

    Colby in KY
     
  8. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the input.
    I've gone ahead and ordered a dozen pullets for this spring.
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