Chick Feathering Sequence - beards/muffs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Felicitas, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    At what point does a chick normally get its beard and/or muff feathers in, if it is from a breed that has those features?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They usually have fluffy cheeks when they're born, lose them for a while, then get them back around 6-8 weeks. At least that's how they do it here! [​IMG]
     
  3. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thank you for the fast answer! [​IMG] My Easter Eggers had cute fluffy faces when they were tiny, and their parents are muffed, so I was hoping they'd be the same. Thanks again!
     
  4. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With EE's it's kind of hard as they are a mix anyway, you may or may not get the same features as the parents
     

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