Golden Penciled Hamburgs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Minniechickmama, May 19, 2010.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have 5 GPHs I got from McM. They are supposed to be 2 guys and 3 gals. They are turning 10-weeks and still look the same. Is this normal? If so, when do the boys start getting the darker, richer red saddles and hackles? My son is supposed to have a trio out of these for this summer's 4-H show and I am getting a little concerned.
    Thanks anyone who can help.
     
  2. Hillside

    Hillside In the Brooder

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    GPH baby feathers look like a bad female for both sexes as a rule. Not until they moult the baby feathers and start growing the first adult set will you see differences. By then you might already have a pretty good idea about who is who.
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

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    Quote:Agreed.
     
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Thanks, I thought maybe they were just late blooming birds. I hardly see any difference in their combs either right now, and that was what was starting to concern me a little. There is one that I am pretty sure is a cockerel, but not a dominant one by any stretch.
    Thanks again, folks.
     

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