Baby Brahma Drama!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OneLostHen, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. OneLostHen

    OneLostHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 3 Brahmas Sunday before last. I've read that the pullets develop tail feathers and wing feathers much faster than roo's.
    Two of mine have full wings and tail sprouts already. They will be two weeks old on 3/4/15 and are supposed to all be pullets.
    But my dark brahm isn't getting a tail or wings as fast as the rest...

    Nice tail and wings...
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    My buff with nice feathering
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    And my Dark
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    Comparison of buff and dark feathers
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    Opinions??
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Brahmas are well known for being slow to grow and feather out. While slow feathering can be a sign of a rooster, it is definitely not 100% accurate. Individual birds will just feather in slower.
     
  3. OneLostHen

    OneLostHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I'm so excited to have more brahmas I think I'm just stressing myself out.
    These are the first ones I've gotten this young. The only other brahma I have is getting a little older. Figure I'll add new feather footed beauties to replace the eggs she dosent feel like laying anymore.
    I got my first one at 16 weeks old though. So I didn't get to see how fast or slow she feathered out as a chick.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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