silver laced wyandottes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by son-n-lawschicks, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. son-n-lawschicks

    son-n-lawschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have silver laced wyandottes in a pen by themselves and saved there eggs for hatching. When they hatched the bitties came out looking different. Some were dark colored and some were lite. Cam wyandottes be sex linked or is this normal?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Did you have another roo with the hens besides the SLW roo?
     
  3. son-n-lawschicks

    son-n-lawschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    no no other roos. they couldnt even fly in i have a no fly pen.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The are not crossed then.... Chick do turn into very different looking aniamsl as they grow. I would love to see pics now, at 4 weeks, 10,weeks etc.....
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had the same thing with my Golden Laced Wyandottes. Some had the chipmunk stripes and some did not. They all turned out looking the same as adults.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How long did you have them seperated before you tried hatching them?
     
  7. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If, you are asking me, I collected them the 4th week after everybody had been seperated. I didn't have any light colored, just stripes and no stripes.
     
  8. son-n-lawschicks

    son-n-lawschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I had them seperated for 2-3 weeks before collecting
     
  9. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked the same thing on a different thread. Had a batch of SLW's from Marti's hatchery. We ordered sexed pullets but two packing peanuts were added. Two of the chicks were quite a bit lighter in color than the rest. One was white in the face, wings, and bottem and the other was a light silver gray in the same areas. All the other chicks were darker in various shades of gray, from medium to dark charcoal. Both these light chicks have turned out to be roos [​IMG].
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They need to be seperated for 3-4 weeks before you're guaranteed to be pure so you may not have had them seperated long enough.
     

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