aging a roo by feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by farmerChef, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    i have a young roo that i got from an auction last month. I know he is young, but i want to get a general idea of his age. he had a few saddle feathers when i got him and now he's starting to get his tail feathers. I don't know his breed.

    When i got him
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    A few days ago
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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:No bumping allowed. [​IMG]

    I have no idea and haven't heard of this... Maybe feather quality? [​IMG]
     
  4. pipthepeep

    pipthepeep Chirping

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    To me, he doesn't look older than 4 months or so...i don't have a lot of experience, but that's about how developed mine were at that age. His spurs look pretty nonexistent still too...you can just see the bumps in the bottom pic. just a guess.
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Songster

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    You've asked a most difficult question: different breeds feather at different rates.
    I agree with the last poster, based on spur development, not on feather.
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    I agree, 4 months or even a bit younger.
     

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