will the mystery rooster please stand up?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrsMellyB, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. MrsMellyB

    MrsMellyB Out Of The Brooder

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    He's young, I'm guessing all these roos are around 6-7 mos old and are supposed to have come from Cackle hatchery in Lebanon Mo. NOt one tiny clue what this guy is... someone?? Anyone?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silver laced Wyandotte. Just not the best example of type, common for hatchery birds.
     
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  3. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, he looks like my gold lace wyandottes....except in silver :)
     
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  4. MrsMellyB

    MrsMellyB Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys... I would have never guessed him for that... he totally doesn't look like all the PICS of silver laces I had looked at.
    Early this spring I bought 6 chicks (two weeks old) from the farm store in town. 2 were supposed to be SLW's.... and pullets.... My two beautiful Australorp roos are gorgeous, but even FURTHER from the pics of what silver laces look like.....
    Lesson learned... don't trust chick labels, and don't trust a stock girl to pick you out pullets with her granny's tried and true method.. (she was 4 for 4 ROO's).
     
  5. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear...im guessin granny didnt get many eggs then... Sometimes the farm store chicks are hatchery leftovers, so not always the best example of the breed. Still good birds though!! Most of ours arent show quality but we love em!
     
  6. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even if he isnt up to standards, I think hes gorgeous.
     
  7. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MrsMellyB

    MrsMellyB Out Of The Brooder

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    I did see a couple that have the long silvery neck ruff, rather than the standard lacey ruff...
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  10. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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