Which Wyandotte would you prefer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by devin0, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if you had to choose, would get a silver-pencilled or a gold-pencilled wyandotte? Explain why please [​IMG]
    I'd like to know because I'm getting some next spring.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Are they from a hatchery? Because if so, neither. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Otherwise it really is about your own taste. [​IMG] Beyond personal preference, you might also want to consider things like, perhaps, what colors blend to prevent predator problems? I know that my Silver Laced Wyandottes seem to do really well free ranging out here because their colors blend in SO well to their clearcut surroundings of black, silver, and white twigs, stumps, and logs.
     
  3. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Quote:Now when you say gold penciled, you are talking partridge, right ?
     
  4. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from this breeder -> http://riverviewbirds.webs.com/

    Um
    I'm not sure but I'm pretty sure they are just like the silver-pencilled except gold instead of silver. [​IMG]
     
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I prefer Gold Laced Wyandottes only because I free range and the lighter colors tend to get picked off by predators more easily. The gold blend in with their surroundings. That being said, the silver laced are more striking and noticeable....better eye candy [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Okay I'd hate to break it to you, but the breeder you mentioned is just someone who bought poor-quality hatchery birds and started breeding and selling them for $$. The Wyandottes shown are Laced, not pencilled, and at that are horribly "laced." The rest of the birds are also typical hatchery stock. [​IMG]

    If I were you, I'd get some Silver or Golden Laced Wyandottes straight from a hatchery or local feedstore - They're the SAME quality for a cheaper price. [​IMG]
     
  7. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver penciled because I like silver laced better than gold laced.
     
  8. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    Have to agree with Illia. Oh and my favorite wyandotte is the Blue Laced Red. [​IMG]
     
  9. newchickgirl

    newchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I love my silvers but they do get piked off more that the partridge rocks or even the buff orps.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Exactly right. That isn't a breeder it's a reproducer of hatchery stock. The birds are very poor quality & the prices are ridiculous!
     

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