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Do regular breeds, like Plymouth Rocks, grow slower?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by roverjohn, May 17, 2010.

  1. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chirping

    Apr 7, 2010
    Mine seem to be growing slower than my Amber Links and Golden Comets. They will end up heavier and wider and from what I can tell won't lay until quite a bit later so I'm just wondering if the other birds just have fast growth bred into them. On another front I'm trading my BR rooster for a Salmon Flavorelle(sic) hen so that should add some pretty to my flock.
  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I am not an expert lol, but I kept reading my BR will probably outweigh my Easter Egger. They are the same age, but my EE seems noticeably bigger then the BR. Both are girls and 6 weeks old, I keep waiting for the BR to catch up lol so I think it might have some truth to it. Like I said though, this is only my second group. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  3. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I have two six week Partridge Rocks and they're smaller than the rest. My two Australorps are so much bigger followed by my two Silver Laced Wyandotte. They do seem to be catching up a little.

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