Hatched with no feathers **Picture Added**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GloriaH, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicks hatching that are Samon Faverolle Blk. Australorp cross. Some are hatching with a lack of feathers. As they get older their backs are bare but they have wing feathers. Any clue?
     
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  2. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, that gives new meaning to "bare back" [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That is odd!!! I would send that picture to Peter Brown at the Doc, I need help forum.........
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have no idea, but that is pretty strange. I hatched a light brahma that had a small area on the back right in front of his tail that took forever to feather out, but it was nothing like that!!
     
  6. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several that have hatched like this.
     
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    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Very useful info. I will keep that page saved.
     
  9. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info, but I'm not dealing with short down, I'm dealing with no down. I think it may be genetic.
     
  10. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so unusual. I'm very curious about what Peter Brown has to say, too. If you ask him, I'm sure the rest of us will like to know his response, I know I do.
     

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