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I this a banty pullet?

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We got this girl 5 weeks ago in a group. I thought she was a buff orph pullet and we were told she was 8 weeks old. she has not grown one bit in 5 weeks. My 9 week large breed pullets have quite a bit of growth on her. Any ideas as to if she is a banty and if so what breed would she be?Honey
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It's actually normal for a chick or two to be a slower in growth rate, especially if you have a bunch of different breeds. She looks like a fairly normal sized 8 week old chick to me. If your other chicks are only a week older, but are significantly larger, they may be a meat-type bird.

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But shes actually 13 weeks now (8wks+5wks;) ) but my pullets( RIR, barred rock, silver laced wyandotte, and blue laced red wyandotte) that are currently 9 weeks are about 1 and 1/2 times her size. Also the ones she was bought with( americana and black orph) have grown tremendously Shes honestly sooo tiny But healthy as can be.
Edited by Hastingsflock - 11/18/15 at 11:17pm
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She may be a bantam, or she may simply be slower growing. Or, she could have some internal problem that is preventing her from maturing normally.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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She may be a bantam, or she may simply be slower growing. Or, she could have some internal problem that is preventing her from maturing normally.

I agree.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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She may be a bantam, or she may simply be slower growing. Or, she could have some internal problem that is preventing her from maturing normally.


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