Largest chick slow to feather?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eggheadsmom, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. eggheadsmom

    eggheadsmom New Egg

    Apr 13, 2011
    New to this so I can't post pics yet.

    We have 6 little peeps somewhere between 1 and 3 weeks old. The RIR and the wyandotte are much bigger than the other 4. The RIR has tons of feathers both wing and tail but the wyandotte only has a little bit of wing feathers and no tail feathers. The 4 younger smaller peeps all have more feathering.

    Could this mean that she is a he?
  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    With my chicks that are the same breed the males seem to take longer getting their feathers. Different breeds feather out at different rates though so can't really use that to tell.

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