Originally Posted by Papa Brooder
Originally Posted by jeremy
Ron, I think it's hilarious how naked the Reds are in their "awkward juvie stage", I didn't think my cockerels were EVER going to grow in their feathers completely. We processed one cockerel at around 8 months old and he had just barely begun to grow in his tail!
I noticed the same thing. I keep thinking... is something wrong with this chicken?! And then finally they start to look normal. Brahmas are notorious for that two. I have some of the ugliest looking brahmas ever. Before I was thinking I had a mite scare but now i am convinced i just had a bunch of awkward juvies! funny.
Hi Papa Brooder,
Some breeds, the slow feathering ones especially, look like monsters during the molts. The problem is, people don't want to take pictures of them when they are ugly. I think pictures should be shared so that we can learn what normal is. I will share some of my Black Australorps.
Cute, beautiful babies. Who wouldn't love them?
Vulture stage at 6 or seven weeks. This is Sienna with Hatchery RIRs
And this is what they looked like in April of 2012, at 13 months old: