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Feather growing speed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barredrocks24, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Barredrocks24

    Barredrocks24 In the Brooder

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    I have four barred rock chicks and one is growing feathers far faster than the other three. Should I be worried that the other three might be roo's?
     

  2. coach723

    coach723 Songster

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    Honestly, it's really difficult to sex them by feather growth. I'd just wait to see what they turn out to be. Small differences in age can make a big difference, and some breeds feather different than others.
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome! Differences in feather growth rates only predict sex if the birds are bred for that trait; otherwise it's random. Mary
     

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