silver sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by funnyfarm, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. funnyfarm

    funnyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone here have any if so could you post a picture please? I have two mystery chickens from an unknown hatchery that look exactly like silver laced wyandotts but they have a single comb. any ideas?
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver-laced Wyandottes do occur with a Single comb. It is a throw back to their Cochin ancestory. To get two at the same time is a little unusual though.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I don't think there are any US hatcheries that would be sellin' anything like that EXCEPT single-combed wyandottes, which are not especially uncommon especially from certain hatcheries. It is a recessive gene and thus difficult to entirely eliminate, plus I think I've read there is some reason involving fertility for keeping it in the gene pool.

    So I will betcha ANYTHING that what you've got are simply single-combed SLW's.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't imagine a US hatchery having any non-speckled Sussex varities. I would guess hatchery quality SLW.
     

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