Barred Rock Feather Issue?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hnt15, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. hnt15

    hnt15 Chirping

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a barred rock roughly 4-5 weeks old unknown if Male or female yet . I just want to make sure that the look of its feathers is normal for its age and it is not something more serious. I know they get to that ugly stage but just want to make sure I dont need to be worried
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    That's not a barred Rock... there is NO barring.

    Looks like maybe just genetic slow feathering... I don't see redness or scabs indicating bugs or pecking from flock mates.
     
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  3. hnt15

    hnt15 Chirping

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    ok I got it from TSC and was told that's what it was....now I have to figure out what kind it is....lol. Also it does not look like there are any scabs or pecking from any mates.....thanks
     
  4. chicksandchores

    chicksandchores Chirping

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    Could you post full body pics of him/her standing? The down kinda puts me in mind of a black Asian I just brooded out this spring. Was that one of the available breeds the day you got the chick?
     
  5. hnt15

    hnt15 Chirping

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    ok so here is a couple full pics of chick....eating and playing fine
     

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  6. chicksandchores

    chicksandchores Chirping

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    I believe he/she is in fact an Asian. Their down is much coarser than my other chicks’ down was, and she always put me a little bit in mind of a vulture while she was feathering out. That’s the same way mine looked, the Asian and some of the other chicks. I think that’s how most feathers look if you catch them right as they’re starting to come in. Your little one should be just fine
     
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  7. hnt15

    hnt15 Chirping

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    thanks....the down is course and does look like a vulture
     
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