Wyandotte chicks, which variety is which? New grouping pics on page 2

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by firedove, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I ordered 5 varieties of Wyandotte. I've picked out the BLR, GL, and SP. This leaves the Colombian and Silver Laced varieties. These are the two groups left:

    I think these are the silver laced? Their tiny wing feathers are white with black edges so that's why I guessed they are the SL.

    Are these Colombians? They are getting in buff feathers on their tiny wing tips???

    As comparison, here are the other 3 groups:

    Gold Laced

    Blue Laced Red

    Silver Penciled

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    I do believe you have the Silver Laced and Silver Penciled backwards. I have Silver Laced and they look just like the little ones in your last picture. I do wonder why one is so much lighter than the others. Could it be a roo? I only have pullets and they all were the darker colors of your other 4. [​IMG]
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Hmmm.... my Silver Laced ones I just picked up look JUST like your Silver Penciled ones.... so either mine were mismarked at the store (highly probable) or possibly those are your SL and the other silvery ones are your penciled???
  4. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    From all the pics I have seen online SP chicks and SL chicks look almost the same, but these are the groups I have and the SPs are definitely the SPs because there are 6 of them and I only ordered 5 SLs. As for the light one, SP chicks can range from light chipmunk to dark chipmunk I don't think it's a good indicator of sex.

    I've been looking at my own pics since I posted this and I'm wondering if I mixed up some of the BLR with some of the SL. Someone had told me that the mystery chicks that are yellow and grey were the BLRs but since there were only 4 and I ordered 6 I went with the other group being the BLRs. However, as I said, looking at the pics and knowing chicks of one variety can vary slightly from light to dark, I wonder if 2 of the chicks in the pic I labled BLRs are actually just dark versions of the lighter yellow/blue chicks that I thought might be the colombians and the less yellow chipmunk 4 in that BLR pic are actually the SL? I had ordered 6 BLR, 6 SP, 5 GL, 5 SL, and 5 Colombian. One died in transit but I had trouble figuring out which color it matched up with in the live chicks. Now I'm thinking maybe it was one of the SL.

    Anyone think I might be on the right track?
  5. DoubleG

    DoubleG Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Northern NJ
    Hi Firedove

    I'm in the same boat as you. I ordered BLR & SL from McMurry. The chicks I received look just like the chicks in your pics 2 & 5. Now I'm not sure what I have either! [​IMG]
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Group 2 is blue laced red
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Yes, group number two is most definately your BLRW [​IMG]
  8. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    group 1 silver penciled
    group 2 buff columbians (looks to me like you have one in the BLR group)
    group 3 golden laced
    group 4 blue laced
    group 5 silver laced

    JMO [​IMG] utimately you will find out when they are feathered out. [​IMG]
  9. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Firedove, I think you have it right.. Band them so you can tell us later!!! De

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