Brahma maturing very slowly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilchicklover, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover Out Of The Brooder

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    my light brahma chick is feathering very slowly. I know brahmas mature slower but she seems extra slow. Can someone post pics of a 2 week old light brahma for comparison, i will try to get a pic of her soon.
     
  2. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! My Buff Brahma did seem a bit slow, but now she is almost 5 weeks and is just exploding with feathers, almost overnight it seems! OTOH, my Columbian Wyandotte, who is a full week older, is taking FOREVER to get her feathers. They are coming in now, but I am really surprised at how long they are taking. That is one of the things I am loving, watching the different breeds mature. The Dominiques are the same age as the Brahma and are pretty much fully feathered it looks like. The Giants are the same age as the Wyandotte and seem like they have been fully feathered for ages, just some fluff on the butts [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Brahma's are a very slow maturing breed.
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they are a very slow maturing breed.
     
  5. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she's fine thank you. I will keep an eye on her to make sur her feathers are groowing normaly
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels can be very slow to feather
    I currently have a 14 week old with no feathers, but she is definitely odd....just fluff.

    Your chicks will get there.
     
  7. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's 2 at 3 weeks..one has feathers coming in alot quicker. Check out my page for 7 week pics...they look like totally different birds!
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