SLW?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by llandry, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10-12wk old SLW with the greatest personality! Not that I care terribly about what her markings look like, is this what a SLW should look like for her age? When I look at the pics of adults, she doesn't really match. I have a GLW and I remember her feathers coming in and looking like the adults from a young age. Just curious. Like I said, i love her either way :)
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    There should typically be more lacing - not a real problem. On the other hand, I think that 'she' is in reality a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  3. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait really???? Haha that never entered my mind! oh no!
     
  4. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I have something other than the markings to worry about now........... ugh
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not 100% on that, but ----------------------
     
  6. chocol8bikini

    chocol8bikini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your "she" is definately a he! Here is what a hen looks like for comparative. One on the left she is 20 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Many Silver Laced Wyandottes, especially those from hatcheries/feed stores will not exhibit the ideal lacing all over the body. Hatchery birds aren't bred to be shown and exhibit the correct traits, as hatcheries tend to focus more on quantity rather than quality. But, that doesn't mean that hatchery birds aren't pretty! Your bird will likely still turn into a handsome rooster, albeit with not as much lacing as he should have.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree the difference you're seeing is mostly the difference between male and female. Your bird is male, sorry.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on that.
     

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