buff brahma chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tbird, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. tbird

    tbird New Egg

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    Hi
    I got some buff brahma chicks from Ideal. They are 3 weeks old now. When do they begin to develop feathers on their legs?
    I am trying to tell them apart from some Delaware chicks I got at the same time . Thanks for any help. This forum is great!!! So much to learn and what a great resource.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should have had fluff on legs at hatch.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I raise light brahmas they have feathers or fluff on their legs at hatch...so should buffs...at 3 weeks you should be able to start telling delaware chicks from buffs by their coloring I would think...but I've never raised either from chicks...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You got the Ideal Special-bad breed examples. I, too, have a Buff Brahma from Ideal and she barely has any leg feathers at all. She is 28 weeks old. They should have leg feathering from the beginning.
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  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Brahmas we aquired them when they were a week old and they had feathers on their legs.
     
  6. tbird

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    thanks for the Pics!! Speckledhen!!
    Beautiful hen w/o the leg feathering.
    It's really amazing how fast they are growing. I thinK I will Move them outside this weekend:warm weather forecasted.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dont get me wrong, I'm fine with my Caroline. The Lt. Brahma has more leg feathering than Caroline does, but still not as much as she should. Anyway, I'm not breeding them so no problem for me. Actually, I'm not a big fan of feather legged birds so her lack of it is just peachy by me.
     
  8. tbird

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    what is ordered were buff brahma chicks, what i got may be something entirely different.They are 4 weeks old and solid white . no signs of any tan/brown feathering...yet? what did Ideal send me?
    hmmm
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you sure they're not Lt. Brahmas? But those wouldn't be solid white. Doesn't sound like Brahmas at all.
     

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