Any clue on this chick?

Alyssamary3

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TheAlrightyGina

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My guess is bantam. I've raised standard and bantam together before and that's the kind of difference you see. Now, it is possible for them to just have the dwarfism gene independent of being a bantam breed, but I don't know how common that is. You said you got them from TSC--I know they tend to get from multiple hatcheries...where abouts are you located? That might help narrow it down. They're probably from Hoover's. Looking to see what they got now.
 

cmom

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I have had some in the past that were smaller than their hatch mates too. She could be a runt or possibly a bantam since you did get them from TSC. Sometimes the chicks do get mixed up. I was looking for some Brown Leghorns and bought some chicks from a tank that said Brown Leghorns. As some chicks do look similar, they turned out to be Partridge Rocks.
 

JedJackson

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Not a bantam. She just isn't developing very fast. If she was a bantam, she would be fully feathered out like the rest, just smaller.

She looks healthy enough to me. Just give her time and tlc, and she may well pull through. Extra protein from an occasional snack of meal worms or boiled egg yolk might be helpful.
 

Alyssamary3

In the Brooder
Jan 25, 2021
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My guess is bantam. I've raised standard and bantam together before and that's the kind of difference you see. Now, it is possible for them to just have the dwarfism gene independent of being a bantam breed, but I don't know how common that is. You said you got them from TSC--I know they tend to get from multiple hatcheries...where abouts are you located? That might help narrow it down. They're probably from Hoover's. Looking to see what they got now.
I think they came from Hoover’s in St. Paul, MN. That’s where they shipped from
 

Alyssamary3

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Jan 25, 2021
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Not a bantam. She just isn't developing very fast. If she was a bantam, she would be fully feathered out like the rest, just smaller.

She looks healthy enough to me. Just give her time and tlc, and she may well pull through. Extra protein from an occasional snack of meal worms or boiled egg yolk might be helpful.
That’s a great idea! Thank you!
 

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