Is it normal for chicks to look so scruffy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like the lighter one looks a lot more scruffy then the two darker chicks. Ophelia is 6 1/2 weeks and according to the awesome people in the "What breed am I" section she's been identified as a Salmon Faverolle.

    Here is what she looked like when I got her
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    Here is her at week five
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    and here is what she looks like today
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  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep they will get prettier in a few more weeks. [​IMG]
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, my darker ones are not nearly as scruffy, actually they're not at all. Though my EE did get super tall and my Partridge Cochin got wide and plump.
     
  4. ByeByeBlackBird

    ByeByeBlackBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all go through that really ugly stage [​IMG]
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww don't tell it it's scruffy, you will hurt it's feelings!

    They all go through some really wacky stages before they settle into their adult beauty, I had a black Bantam Cochin hen who looked like a tiny ostrich mixed with a turkey for the first 2 months of it's life!
     
  6. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww. [​IMG]

    "Who ya calling scruffy looking?" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they have a gawky teen time...they will be gorgeous when they mature a bit....
     
  9. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my other two which don't look (IMO) nearly as scruffy, This is Ingrid and this is Violet (which I'm told is a roo, so I call him Baby Roo). I was thinking it was mostly because she's a lighter color. Thanks all I didn't know if I should be worried or not...LOL.

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    You guys are all so helpful, I love this forum!!!!
     

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