SLW chicks feather in slowly?

FRlEDeggs

Songster
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
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Hi
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I have a SLW chick that is about 4 days old, and is much father behind my Welsummer on it's wing feathers... My welsummer already has practically full wing feathers and my SLW just has pins with some fluff at the end. Does that mean it's a boy
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? Or are SLW chicks just slow to feather in?
 

dfdesigns

Indigo Ridge Farm
9 Years
Sep 20, 2010
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San Diego, CA
I don't have SLWs, but I do have Colombian Wyandottes... the roo was *much* slower to develop than the hen, and just looked awful for a time. We facetiously named him "Feathers", just because he didn't have any!

Feathers as a runtlet:

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Feathers now:

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Dana
 

ShysCreations

Songster
11 Years
Oct 13, 2008
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Colorado (central front range)
This Silver laced Wyandotte chick had me guessing too. She hatched 12/14/10 and didn't get feathers very quick. I am used to bantam cochins who feather fast.
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In these 2 photos she's 3 months old. Am pretty confident is a hen as her body feather is all in, with just bitty wattles and no color to comb
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FRlEDeggs

Songster
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
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Thank you all for the lovely pictures and advice... I guess i'll just have to wait and see!!
 

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