What variety(s) possible?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by YellowChicken, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. YellowChicken

    YellowChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago I picked up a few birds from Orscheln's from Estes hatchery. They told me they were black Jersey Giants. They were black with stripes on the back and thru the eyes. Since then I have learned that JG chicks aren't marked like this. I checked on a genetics site and they indicated that these markings were due to the "wild type" genes, e+/e+. Anyone have any idea what variety(s) these could be?
    Thanks!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    many chicks have that patteren...do you have pics you can post...i'm guessing they are standered chicks...what type of comb?
     
  3. YellowChicken

    YellowChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, that was aboiut 3.5 weeks ago so they no longer have the stripes. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Looking thru some of the varieties that have the e+/e+ it seems that Quail, Duckwing and Partridge types have the wild pattern. Coming from Estes, I'm sure they are some standard type. I did send them an email but haven't heard back.
     
  4. Kagu

    Kagu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SILVER LACED WYANDOTTES, good layers, and good mothers


    heres what theyll turn out as- [​IMG]
     
  5. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double laced SLW.... is what im thinking....?
     
  6. Zach123

    Zach123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dunno about the SLW. The breast feathers (on the botton left pic) look more sliver spangled (white with a black dot on the tip) then they do silver laced. There is also no laceing on either the scapular,covert, or saddle feathers. Then again I have a month old light brahma that is (so far) black with white lacing (AKA bleed through or "mossing") so this could definately be a SLW. Hatchery chicks rarely conform to color pattern standards, they are breeding quantity, not quality.
     
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  7. YellowChicken

    YellowChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I do believe you nailed it, SLW. I just watched a video at Cackle of these chicks and they were very similar to the ones I have when they were chicks. Not really what I wanted, but I suppose its too late for an exchange? :)
     

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