Boy feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by birdface, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    Will a roo chick feather out faster than a girl. I have two chicks that are the same age and one is feathering faster than the other.
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In some breeds it's the females that feather out faster. But not very many. If you post pics of your birds we could tell you what their genders are. [​IMG]
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters grow faster in size, their legs are usually thicker then hens, and thir feathers will look different then a hens, even when very little
    How old are your chicks?
     
  4. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    They are probably 3-4 weeks by now. They werent day olds when i got them so im not really sure. Their big kid feathers are just starting to come in, its just the one chicks are coming in alot faster. And it has a pretty big comb already, thats whats making me think roo. The only pics i have are older so you cant see the new feathers. I keep checking out the new feathers looking for pointy ones coming in, but i know its still too early. Ill try to get some new ones but they dont like to hold still

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  5. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is (he)
     
  6. birdface

    birdface Out Of The Brooder

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    (He) is supposed to be a blue ameraucana. But im know a little weary of that since its cheeks arents as puffy as the other one, but i guess ill have to wait on that too
     
  7. jarvis

    jarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (he) looks like a australop ..
    ameracaunas have pea combs (easter eggers usually do .. i think the ones that have single combs dont lay the blue/green/pink eggs ... ?). he has a single comb .. and is legs are black .. not green or slate . ?
     

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