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post #1 of 9
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Hi
I got some buff brahma chicks from Ideal. They are 3 weeks old now. When do they begin to develop feathers on their legs?
I am trying to tell them apart from some Delaware chicks I got at the same time .  Thanks for any help. This forum is great!!! So much to learn  and what a great resource.smilesmile

post #2 of 9

Should have had fluff on legs at hatch.

post #3 of 9

I raise light brahmas they have feathers or fluff on their legs at hatch...so should buffs...at 3 weeks you should be able to start telling delaware chicks from buffs by their coloring I would think...but I've never raised either from chicks...

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

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post #4 of 9

You got the Ideal Special-bad breed examples. I, too, have a Buff Brahma from Ideal and she barely has any leg feathers at all. She is 28 weeks old. They should have leg feathering from the beginning.
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post #5 of 9

Our Brahmas we aquired them when they were a week old and they had feathers on their legs.

post #6 of 9
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thanks for the Pics!! Speckledhen!!
Beautiful hen w/o the leg feathering.
It's really amazing how fast they are growing. I thinK I will Move them outside this weekend:warm weather forecasted.coolcool

post #7 of 9

Dont get me wrong, I'm fine with my Caroline. The Lt. Brahma has more leg feathering than Caroline does, but still not as much as she should. Anyway, I'm not breeding them so no problem for me. Actually, I'm not a big fan of feather legged birds so her lack of it is just peachy by me.

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post #8 of 9
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what is ordered were buff brahma chicks, what i got may be something entirely different.They are 4 weeks old and solid white . no signs of any tan/brown feathering...yet? what did Ideal send me?
hmmm

post #9 of 9

Are you sure they're not Lt. Brahmas? But those wouldn't be solid white. Doesn't sound like Brahmas at all.

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