Silver Laced Wyandottes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FarmerBoy24, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to tell a breeder or show quality SLW? What things should I look for?
     
  2. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A SQ bird in my book is a bird with no DQ's and comes as close to the ideal standard as possible. Some people call the lesser quality birds breeders, which you can use in your program. But I prefer to breed my showbirds that way I can always know that I have the highest quality in my hatches. If it isn't good enough to win at a show, I don't breed it. That is my breeding philosophy.
     
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brody's Broodello :

    A SQ bird in my book is a bird with no DQ's and comes as close to the ideal standard as possible. Some people call the lesser quality birds breeders, which you can use in your program. But I prefer to breed my showbirds that way I can always know that I have the highest quality in my hatches. If it isn't good enough to win at a show, I don't breed it. That is my breeding philosophy.

    What is a DQ?​
     
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  5. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks that helped.
     
  6. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you have to let them grow up to start looking for show quality birds?
     
  7. InviteTanner

    InviteTanner Out Of The Brooder

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    You have to let them mature to get their adult feathers (I've been told that's between 8 and 12 months old), and that's something I didn't realize until I'd invested in over 100 Wyandottes! I've already been able to cull a handful, but I'll have quite a feed bill by the time these guys are mature enough to see what I have. It's very enjoyable watching them grow though, and to see their different personalities.
     
  8. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I post a pic of the Pair can you guys tell me if they are good quality?
     
  9. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I like the breed myself regardless is mine are SQ . Hoping to pull one or maybe 2 that are out of the 10 I have. My main reason is the fact that heritage breeds seem hard to come by locally here unless you order from the Hatchery.
     
  10. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here He IS!

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