Light Brahma age?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JaimeP, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. JaimeP

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    Hey everyone! I picked up a single supposed full size white Brahma chick the other day. Long story behind that, anyway the lady I got her from said she’s about 7 weeks, but she’s much smaller than my 5 week old EE. Was wondering your thoughts. AE73EE5E-591E-475D-9C20-1479A281C7F5.jpeg 5F29B431-2C95-4EF1-8484-CBE5F11A5512.jpeg B23E18AE-077D-456E-A087-F5F67FE6106C.jpeg 570A5253-AFF8-4D69-836B-8A2D89B18004.jpeg E574179A-3ACF-4AD5-AABB-C0161765C21E.jpeg 661E8BC7-A736-46AF-956B-05CCA0B9BBC5.jpeg 8A07D548-4D5A-4972-9A10-44C032BB25A4.jpeg
     
  2. JaimeP

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    Light Brahma not white. Ugh sorry, worked all night and I’m tired!
     
  3. Gray Farms

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    Looks around 6-7 weeks to me. Looks like a bantam Brahma to me.
     
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  4. EggSighted4Life

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    Brahma.. being a larger breed can have a slower growth and maturity rate than some others. Also individual genetics will vary and you can see these anomalies even among the same breed from the same parents.

    Also feed and temperature can play a role in how much energy is used for growing...

    I agree that's a stark difference in sizes. Maybe age is inaccurate or bantam is another possibility.

    As long as behavior is normal I would not be alarmed. That chicks feathers look like heck... was it being raised by a broody or in crowded conditions? Have you checked it for parasites? It could be caused if they were using too low of protein feed since feathers are made from 90% protein and its' amino acids. So many possibilities!

    Are you using a starter or flock raiser feed with not less that 20% protein? Are you offering any treats or supplements?

    Anyways, pretty babies! Rest well. :cool:
     
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  5. JaimeP

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    That’s what I thought, so I specifically asked her and she said full size?
     
  6. JaimeP

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    I just got her, i didn’t get to see living conditions unfortunately, and I don’t know what she was being fed.
     
  7. Gray Farms

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    I'm betting that's a bantam. Large breed Brahma chicks this age look much different. Taller, large heads, patchy feathering. Keep us updated in coming weeks as she grows. Can you get close pic of the comb? It almost looks like a single comb rather than a pea.
     
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  8. immortalight

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    My Brahmas were all much larger than that at 7 weeks.
     
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  9. JaimeP

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    I was thinking the same thing! I will get one and post it!
     
  10. JaimeP

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    That’s what I was thinking, and why I am here. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
     

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