Are these 2 the same breed and sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DottieMarie, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Isa Browns and all are supposed to be pullets but 1 looks different than the other 2. I've noticed this for more than a week, the difference being the wing feathers. 1 has very short feathers while the other 2 have longer feathers, does this mean anything?
    The first two pics are one bird and numbers 3 & 4 are of a different bird.



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  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    usually short slow growing feathers is a roo and longer faster growing feathers r pullets. [​IMG]
     
  3. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or on the bright side coul just be a slow developer
     
  4. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I've noticed it as soon as the feathers started to develop, they were just much shorter. And, I doubt that it means anything but that one is least sociable. Hopefully just a slower maturer but feather thing has been so noticeable.

    (sorry for whining)
     
  5. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is too early to tell yet for me. I am not to experienced yet. Cute chicks though!
     
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
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    Quote:I found this to be true with my speckled sussex. One developed huge wing feathers early at about 2 weeks. They're now 9 1/2 weeks and the other one is just now catching up to her sister. Thought for sure one of them had to be a roo, but wasn't. [​IMG]
     

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