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when does the coloring start to show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by txmel, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. txmel

    txmel Songster

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    at what age does the color start to come in on glw. i have 2 glw and 1 slw and they all look the same except for their heads which still have fluff. the feathers are black with a tiny white line down the center.
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    sorry the pics isnt too good can find the good camera!
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    they will have chick feathers and then molt again at 4-6 months and get proper laced feathers.
     
  3. txmel

    txmel Songster

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    ok i guess i have a bit of a wait then, thank you
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Kind of depends on where you got them. Ones from the hatchery often don't have good lacing and won't change much over time. My SLW parent stock came from breeders and their lacing is apparent from their first feathers. How old are your chicks?

    These chicks are about 6 weeks on the pictures and you can see the lacing on them already.
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  5. txmel

    txmel Songster

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    Quote:ooh very pretty mine are for a lady a couple hours away. they are about 3 weeks old
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Quote:It looks like a typical hatchery quality SLW so you probably wont get much better coloring than what it already has.
     

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