Slow feathering gene in silver laced Wyandottes.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Craig'sHens, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Craig'sHens

    Craig'sHens In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2011
    Southern California
    Since I was told my silver laced Wyandotte chicks had the slow feathering gene I thought I'd document it for anyone interested. Un fortunately i dont have mich to compare it too. I was quite surprises at the contrast to other shots of normal feathered Wyandottes. Apparently it is supposed to help with lacing (

    1 week old:


    2 week old :


    5 week old:

    6 week old (feathering out nicely but no feathers on their back yet):

    Sorry about the poor quality shots.

    7 week old (got my camera back):
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Slow feathering is great in laced and barred birds, it really does help give a more defined pattern.

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