Check out this difference in development...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Anna_MN, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my 18 day old Columbian Wyandotte chicks. All were born on the same day- but look at the difference in development between the three. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    The one that is mainly in front has only a few wing feathers and a few tail feathers peaking out. The other two have all of their wing feathers, tail feathers, and are starting to get neck feathers. What the heck is going on here? [​IMG]
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Boys are supposedly slower at getting their feathers, could that be what it is? Otherwise I do not know. Very strange!
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    By the way, I have a one week old chick with more feathering than that guy! [​IMG] ETA: and here is her brother, I'm sure it's a boy. [​IMG] Same hatch day.. She is way further along.
     
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  4. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered all female chicks......it better not be a roo or i'm going to be very upset!
     
  5. It could be that he is a rooster they keep there fluff longer.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    There is always a margin for error :oops:
     
  7. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her body is growing just fine, it's just those darn feathers...
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I see that. Still is indicative of a boy.
     
  9. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah crap. Well hopefully my free chick is a girl then....only enough room for one rooster in this flock!
     
  10. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is probably a stupid question, but does the different development work with EEs too? They sent me an extra EE and all of those ones have almost all of their feathers and are all at the same stage of development.
     

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