10 week old fluff ball

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pgpoultry, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,291
    16
    191
    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales
    I am over 10 weeks old and still don't have my permanent feathers. Forever young?

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Will I ever get the real deal????
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    16,199
    642
    396
    Nov 18, 2007
    Florida
    My Coop
    I'm in the same boat...
    [​IMG]
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,291
    16
    191
    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales
    Cmom, at least your chick has some real feathers on the breast, so hopefully (s)he will eventually make the grade. My poor scraggybum has only baby fluff, and he's the same size as the others (quite big for 10 weeks), just looks smaller because of the lack of feathers.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    5,493
    58
    268
    Mar 28, 2011
    MN
    Momma is stunningly BEAUTIFUL!!! I've never seen a 10 week chick with zero feathers. Hopefully she will grow a few on her body before momma gives her the boot.
     
  5. Teeah3612

    Teeah3612 Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Mar 25, 2011
    West Virginia
    Momma is beautiful! What breed is she?
     
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    661
    7
    131
    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa
    Weird.. My red sex links were fully feathered except their head by 3 and a half weeks.
     
  7. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

    273
    1
    111
    Apr 20, 2011
    Rockingham County, NH
    So cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,291
    16
    191
    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales
    All the rest (another 8) have feathered up normally.

    Momma hen is a big, placid, Dark Brahma who is broody several times a year.
     
  9. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    404
    29
    138
    May 4, 2010
    Greene, NY
    weird... the only time I have seen that was with one of my GF's uncle's birds, but his are all barnyard mutts, and they have some silky in there somewhere, so we figured it was just some of the silky genetics popping up... never did see how that one turned out, fox got it at about 4 1/2 months...
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,291
    16
    191
    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales
    This feather-challenged guy is Brahma. His baby fluff looks like Blue Partridge Brahma.

    The second pic with the long 'bum fluff' does look a bit like a Silkie, but there are no Silkies for miles around.

    In all other ways he seems normal. Eats well, keeps up with his colleagues etc. Strange little fellow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by