7 Month Old Pullet Moulting?

hennypenner

Chirping
12 Years
Mar 16, 2009
14
5
82
SF Bay Area, No. California
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Hi All,
We just bought a pullet from a local SF Bay Area rare breeds breeder. The pullet was sold to me as a 6.5 or 7 month old. But she is HUGE, almost 8 lbs, and she's MOULTING! Has anyone here ever heard of 7mo. pullet moulting? This hen is a mixed breed, but we have another purebread of her same main breed, and she is nowhere near as big or mature. It is almost unbelievable to us that the bird we bought is really 6.5 or 7 months old.
 

hennypenner

Chirping
12 Years
Mar 16, 2009
14
5
82
SF Bay Area, No. California
Thank you both. My first little flock didn't moult until they were 18 months old, at least. Most were 2 years old, and I had owned them from their ninth week. It was a huge shock to see the silver feathers drifting over the yard a few hours after we brought this girl home.
 
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