The third is my little black one I hatched from a bator. It's only 6 weeks (9 days younger). We bought the other two as week olds because this little chick was the only survivor from our fertile eggs and it needed company. This one is much smaller than the others even when measured in comparative age. It's from different stock and where we bought the fertile eggs from was a bit dodgy. The guy had lots of cross breeds so I'm not 100% it's a pure silkie?? It does look a little different to the others. Anyway, it's the most timid and skittish of the three.
When I bought the buff and partridge as week old, they were the smallest of a lot of about 30 chicks, as I needed them to be small to be the most suitable for my younger chick. Also, I knew this might mean a slightly better chance they would be hens rather than roos, so my fingers have been crossed. But I have a feeling atleast one will be a roo.
Any guesses appreciated.Edited by handihoes - 7/10/16 at 12:41am