Feathering-in Question...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CCourson05, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I have a BO x RIR that is 2 weeks old and barely has any feathering except some light wing feathering... This common in either of the breeds?
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    My BO's feathered out slower than the rest. The BO roo was the last to crow and grew a bit slower too. I have no idea about RIR's. [​IMG]
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR crosses (production reds) and BO's. Both the BO's and the RIR crosses, have feathered slower, to the point I have posted pics before asking the same thing on the Production reds,lol. They were 8 weeks old almost and still missing some facing feathers when the other were fully feathered for weeks. They caught up. [​IMG]

    I have three 3 week old BO's right now. The two hens have body feathers but none on the neck or head. From age comparisons, I can see that they didnt feather as fast as my first batch.

    The one that I'm almost positive is a Roo, has very little body feathers, no real noticeable tail feathers.
     

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