Are standard cochins especially slow to feather out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steiggy, May 20, 2019.

  1. steiggy

    steiggy Songster

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    I had my first batch of chicks arrive from Meyer on the 30th of April. I ended up losing my jubilee orp and my blue cochin, unfortunately...however Meyer made it right and while I wasn't able to secure another jubilee, I was able to get another standard blue cochin at the last moment the following hatch day (May 6th).

    She arrived happy and healthy, and I am absolutely in love with her. I do worry, however, because she seems to be getting feathers a lot slower than my two marans and speckled sussex. She has about 3/4 of her wing feathers and some on her feet, but I haven't noticed any tail feathers quite yet. Is this normal? I've included a pic of her that was taken Saturday night. I'd love to see pics of your 2 week old standard cochins for comparison. I hope I'm just being a helicopter mom!

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    They can feather slower. Many times the males feather extremely slow.
     
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    trumpeting_angel Crowing

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    Precious! Enjoy that downy peeper while she is so soft!
     
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  4. Kirkland1610

    Kirkland1610 Chirping

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    Your baby looks just fine. I’ve had standard Cochins for years.
     
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  5. steiggy

    steiggy Songster

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    Thank you for the reassurance! She seems to have sprouted more feathers by the time I got home yesterday of course lol! I was worried she was a runt and I know they typically don't make it to adulthood. I've wanted a cochin for so many years, I'm paranoid over every little thing she does. She enjoys making a nest in paper towels on my lap each evening before she settles down to watch TV with us or actively peck at my phone if I'm playing with it. A sweet soul for sure.
     
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    steiggy Songster

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    Oh, I am! She spends her evenings curled up on my lap. She is a spoiled little girl!
     
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