6week old Araucana roo late bloomer?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zazouse, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a batch of Araucana chicks that have feather out nicely, well all but this one, any ideas why?
    He eats good ,his poo looks fine, and he is very active.

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    here's a random shot of some of my other chicks with all their feathers

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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is common with baby roo's. Sometimes thats a early indicator that its a boy if other signs are not showing already. He has very nice colors [​IMG]
     
  3. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The boys can feather out slower especially in the "shoulder" area. Good looking guy.
     
  4. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, they like pumpkns? I hadnt thought of that.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aww, very pretty. It is because he's a boy that he is feathering somewhat slower than the rest. I will also note that they are not Araucana, they are easter eggers. Araucana do not have muffs/beard and should not have tails. I love that pic around the pumpkin..so festive and adorable!
     
  6. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo hatched 7/20/09 still has not Crowed. Yours is really pretty. No clue but I wouldn't mind one as pretty as that one! I will keep checking - please post more pics as he feathers in. Could he be GLW? He has that rose comb
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  7. Stephanie-n-Hayden

    Stephanie-n-Hayden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After we carved out pumpkins, we saved some of the "pumpkin guts" and took some out to the chickens. THEY LOVED IT!!!
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    He's going to be gorgeous when he's done feathering out!!! [​IMG]

    I have one (female as far as I know) 6 wk. chick that is a little behind the others feathering out. I just assumed it's like kids, and some mature a little faster/slower than others....
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:No, he is an Easter Egger. I scrolled back up to look and it was definitely a pea comb. He sure is cute.
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all for the great replies,

    I am sure he will catch up with his brother sooner or later, i caught his bro crowing this morning, youngest i have ever heard crow so far at 7weeks

    this is his brother taken on 10-15-2009
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