This is not a SLW

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BBCL, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. BBCL

    BBCL New Egg

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    I bought some SLW and GLW locally, but one chicken doesn't look like the rest? He's 10 weeks old. I think it's a mix. Any help would be great.

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it looks like a mixed rooster.
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks a tad like my Ancona girls....

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    when I bought this one...with 2 others, they were sent from the hatchery as SLW....they obviously aren't, they are Anconas. Yours looks similar to me....
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually it does look like a Ancona! Yep! I bet that's what he is!
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to the breed...very flighty, always looking like they are up to something...lay white eggs I hear...not very good in cold weather, which is an issue as we get down to -25+ in the winters here...I will be watching them carefully this winter...here is another shot of one of the "photo bombing" another chicken today...

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  6. BBCL

    BBCL New Egg

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    Thanks for the help. I didn't like this guy before but now I might give him a name... maybe Andy.
     
  7. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has white legs[White legs are dominant so if you breed a yellow legged breed to a white legged one you get white legs, [unless the white legged bird carries yellow legs]] so he is not a full Ancona, he doesn't quite have the right body type, either. Whatever he is, both parent breeds carry mottling, because mottling is recessive, both parents have a single comb[or have only one rose or pea comb gene], and at least one parent has white legs.
     
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  8. soydo

    soydo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, not an Ancona.

    I wonder if mottled orpington is a possibility? Other than that maybe speckled sussex and a black breed mix(not cross, at least two generations away).
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's detailed...wow, well, whatever it is, keep us posted with an updated pic!
     
  10. BBCL

    BBCL New Egg

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    This place rocks! I'll post updated photos in a month or two.
     
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