Is this normal?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TimBaumann, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicken. Two of them are roosters. They are about half a year old and one of them has very beautiful feathers while the other never got real feathers! He still has the baby fluff and the feathers on his wings and tail are half-half. Is it normal that some roosters take very long to get their real full feathers? The one on the left is the weird one.

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  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    That is strange. I've heard of other folks here on BYC that have had "big babies" too. I should think he'll start growing feathers soon.

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  3. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. thanks [​IMG] I really hope so. If anyone knows what type of breed this might be pls tell me. I could still upload some more pics if you need a better one.
     
  4. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well its a genetic thing. I am told. Same gene determines if they would be "silkies" I suspect. Feathers, Scales or hair are all determined by that same gene group, I think. I think he is sorta cool. Clearly its not the chick fluff, but rather a mutated feather form.

     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  7. gabirder

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  8. albert w

    albert w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rey cool if he stays that way! If it's a mutation, it could be the start of a cool breeding program.
     
  9. weimarmama

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. I had a bantam cochin that looked like that. It never really grew any so called feathers, just fluff. :thumbsup
     

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