Fuzzy feathers-pictures added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redkan, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that is about 2+ months old, well past the age that her "down" should have turned to feathers yet she is just a fuzzy bunny of a chick. None of her feathers are smooth or normal, instead all, including wing feathers are very ragged and uneven. I'm wondering if she has a disease or some sort of deficiency. Her full brother is very normal although extremely roo-ish looking for their young age. Any ideas? I know pictures would help & I'll try to get some later this morning.

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    And for what it's worth, her mother (white bantam in the foreground) & father.

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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  2. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
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    What kind is she? Part silkie? Part frizzle? Perhaps?
     
  3. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, she's a run-of-the-mill (although very sweet) bantam easter egger. I've edited the original post to add pictures if that helps.
     
  4. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also checked her doh and she hatched out on 4/28 so just shy of 2 months old.
     
  5. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
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  6. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, she sure is looking that way isn't she. She & her sibling are both promised to my SIL so what a surprise that would be.
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Yes she has a Gene that makes her feathers look like that [​IMG] Some of her offspring will too if you ever breed her.
     
  8. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this is interesting as her father is the only roo I've had for 4 years now and she's the 4th generation all sired (and grandsired, ggrandsired etc) by him. She's the first to look like this. [​IMG]
     
  9. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    What about her mother? Is she new in your breeding program?

    Although it is quite rare. On the other thread, a group of folks worked to go back as far as they could in the lines and no one had hatched any out like hers that anybody was aware of. I would say you have a special bird there! Did you say you had 2? A sibling? If you are able to breed them together, their babies will look like that too!!!!
     
  10. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
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    It looks like the mom has silkie in her [​IMG]
     

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