Does it look like something is wrong with this chick's wings?

Arztwolf

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Aug 5, 2014
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Smudge (Silkie X Barred Rock) hatched three days ago and it appears it may have stunted/malformed wings. I can't really tell, I don't know that much about wing development. I swear it is nearly impossible to get good pics of a chick's wings!

Here's Smudge







vs. its 2 day old sibling




 

Arztwolf

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5 Years
Aug 5, 2014
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SW Texas
In many breeds, the cockerels have delayed wing feather development. Your little chick is probably a boy.

I had a feeling it was a cockerel. He came out of the egg screaming, pecks everything in sight, and has no self preservation skills, typical boy. The person I got his mother from said her Silkie roo (my chick's grandpa) was SUPER LOUD.
 

Bigwig

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He came out of the egg screaming, pecks everything in sight, and has no self preservation skills, typical boy.
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