Do different breeds feather out at dramatically different rates?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bigoakhunter, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered my chicks from Ideal and they arrived in good condition. Now 2 weeks later the Ameraucana's, Plymouth Barred Rocks and Black Australop's are all feathering out nicely. But the extra's that were sent for warmth, still look like fuzzballs with very little feathering. Size wise they have grown just as much.

    If the yellow ones ( look like buff orpington chicks) , don't catch up they may hold up all from getting out to the coop.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Are they kind of weak compared to the others?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The extras they sent are very likely roos. In alot of breeds, the roos feather out slower than pullets.
     
  4. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe they are Roo's. So that makes some sense. No they are not weaker or smaller.

    Thanks for the input!
     

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