SL Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by davemonkey, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just want to confirm these are wyandottes. They don't have the uniformity of pattern that many pictures show...which doesn't really matter to me...I just want to know what I've got.

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    They were purchased specifically so I could have a couple broody-prone hens later on.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, those are Silver-Laced Wyandottes. The reason why they are not perfectly laced is probably that they are hatchery stock, not show-quality birds. Hatcheries breed for quantity, not quality, in general. Your birds will likely develop more lacing as they get older, but will not be perfectly laced like show-quality Silver-Laced Wyandottes.
     
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  3. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I just wanted to update and show what one of the girls grew up to look like. (One of them, the darker one on the right in the picture above, took a trip on the wrong side of the fence and my dog killed and ate her. [​IMG] )

    Here is the girl on the left at 26 weeks old. (They were 12weeks in the initial photo.)

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