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Single Cob Gold Laced Wyandotte?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Minnowey, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got my GLW, I thought that she was just hatchery quality, but then I read something about Single Comb Gold Laced Wyandottes in the genetic makeup of Plymouth Rocks. Is this what mine could be, or is she just hatchery quality like I suspected all along. I can post a pic if needed but would rather not, because she's really jumpy. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Single combs show up in all the Wyandotte colors occasionally, especially hatchery stock. I currently have a blue laced Wyandotte with a single comb.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not even necessarily "hatchery" quality--even breeders can get a single combed bird now and again. Since it's recessive, you just don't know until you breed enough, to a variety of other birds. But your good breeders cull those birds, hatcheries don't, they just send them out.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, it happens in show stock rarely and in hatchery stock commonly. Like donrae said, breeder will cull for it and hatcheries don't.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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