Okay so earlier this year one of my mixed bantam hens went broody and hatched 4 little chicks. They are about 2 months old now and three of the four have all of their feathers for the most part, excluding some tail feathers. The other one though (we call her the Ugly Chick) has only feathers on her wings, some feathers starting on her head and her body but no feathers on her neck at all. She's also the smallest of the four (the other three I believe are roos), and she was the first to hatch out of this batch. She acts normal, eats and gets along with the other chicks. We have no Necked Necks on our farm and never had so I was curious if it's possible that she could possibly have inherited the gene? I'm clueless on bird genetics so I don't even know if it's possible. Or does she have some sort of genetic defect? I'm just really curious and hoping someone can answer this for me.
I don't have any pictures of her right now..although I could if need be.
Edited by wolfie115 - 7/5/12 at 2:37pm