What Breed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shezadandy, Jun 16, 2019.

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  1. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Songster

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    I bought chicks for a broody, so I wasn't too worried about breed, just finding babies little enough for momma hen. I was told these two were Silver Laced Wyandottes-
    but based on other SLW pictures/videos it doesn't seem right … so I'm looking to find out what they are.

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  2. cluckcluckhens

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    Those are not SLW. I have a SLW and does not look anything like yours. Mine has more Silver in the feathers. These look like a mix between a SLW and an Australorp. I have both of these breeds.

    Hopefully someone else can tell you what breed these are.
     
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  3. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    Not sure what they are. Ain't no dang telling! But they are pretty even if the turn out to be mutts.
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  4. cluckcluckhens

    cluckcluckhens Songster

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    Here is what our Silver Hen looks like. When she was a chick she had more silver than yours does right now.

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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Those are not slw. Were they from a hatchery, store or private seller?
     
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  6. Shezadandy

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    They were from Wilco, which I think orders from Welp Hatchery - their chick breed pictures match those on Wilco's website anyways - I just went through Welp's entire catalog and didn't find anything that matched- that's not to say that's who Wilco still uses.

    They were jet black as chicks and just started showing the white pattern- they've got the beetle green/purple showing through and their legs and undersides of the feet are black. Friendly little things, very smart. Their two 'sisters' are Australorps - I don't think these were in the same bin. It could be an age difference thing, but they're both bigger than the Australorps.

    I was more focused on finding littles small enough for momma hen to accept and raise (she did)- having had GLWs I should have been more suspicious that the SLWs would start off jet black (obviously they don't) when I asked.
     
  7. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Songster

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    I have no problem with mutts! Maybe one of the hatchery breeding roos was naughty and jumped into a different pen of hens. These girlies are cute, calm and friendly, despite having been raised by a broody with little handling - so partially I want to know what they are so I can look for them again.
     
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  8. Ol Grey Mare

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    They look like the black dual purpose/broiler types being marketed as Asian black, etc. And the additional information (size, etc) support that......
     
  9. Shezadandy

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    Interesting! Time will tell - they're definitely growing faster. No sign of being cockerels yet though- so I may actually get girls. With any luck they'll live up to the laying end of being a dual purpose bird. They've been just as active as their Australorp sisters, exploring all over the place. Next time I visit Wilco I'll have to keep an eye out. They sometimes have breeds they don't list on their website.
     

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