Does anyone know why medium brahamas are slow to grow feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by maf2008, May 7, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 left medium brahamas and all the other 6 week old chickens have full feathers... these pullets have light feathering on back few tail feathers......

    all the other breeds are fully feathered. Is this just the breed? all info apprecaited
     
  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The slow feathering gene is known to dwell in Asian breeds.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've never heard of a medium brahma? but yes the brahma is a slow feathering, slow growing breed.
     
  4. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess my question is they are 5/6 weeks old and never got feathers on back yet.... how long till they feather out? anyone have medium brahmas? [​IMG]
     
  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    medium brahmas? what on earth? is that like a mix between an standard and a bantam? I don't think there's any such thing as a medium...? *scratches head*
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    What on earth is a medium Brahma?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    To the best of my knowledge there are only bantams and large fowl. Now the bantams are one of the largest bantam breeds, but they are still considered a bantam. And the large fowl are...well...L-A-R-G-E [​IMG]
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Largefowl ROCK!!!!!!!! whoop!!!!
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Aha! [​IMG]
     
  10. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I MEANT TO SAY.... [​IMG] sorry my goof. [​IMG] I have light colored brahmas and medium color brahmas... the light ones are "white whtih black feathers" on neck and the medium color ones have buff color feet and neck feathers... but are featherless on back or have a little fuzz.... they are all healthy and came from the same batch....

    So Brahamas do feather slower than other breeds? the white ones are fully feathered and I do not understand??? [​IMG] any advice appreciated.
     

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