Feathering

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CityChick446, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. CityChick446

    CityChick446 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls(Molly and Cupcake as names by my daughter) are supposed to be the same age. Molly is feathering out nicely but cupcake is a white spot where her wing feathers should be coming in. I keep waiting but no feathers. Should I be worried? They are 6 weeks old.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    As long as other things appear OK, I'd not worry. There is a specific gene that deternimes how fast the feathers grow. It's used to feather sex chicks and also determines how fast a chicken goes through the molt.

    I don't know what breeds those are or their genetic make-up, but I'd not worry about it.
     
  3. CityChick446

    CityChick446 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
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  10. Wickischickies

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    Welcome to BYC! You'll have to keep us updated on your chick.
     

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