Light Brahma Chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carniven, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. carniven

    carniven Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some light brahma chicks, but I'm questioning whether they really are brahmas. Is it possible for brahma chicks to have featherless legs?
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    No all brahmas have feathered feet even newly hatched
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sometimes poor quality brahmas will have featherless legs. How do I know? I've gotten hatching eggs before from ebay, some hatched with feathers on their legs and acouple did not!!! I suspected the seller of having hatchery birds and not the quality pics she showed on her auctions! lol [​IMG]
     
  4. carniven

    carniven Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the chicks must be an Araucana. It has fluffy cheeks and green legs. The other one has green legs but lacks the feathery cheeks. I bought six chicks altogether, 2 silver-laced wyandottes and two red stars with my Brahmas-turned Araucanas. One of the red stars is half the size of her flock sisters. She's eating, drinking and seems healthy. I'm wondering if she is a bantam red star (if one exists). I guess the help at the feed store needs some lessons in identifying their chicks. Have you ever heard of a bantam red star?
     
  5. carniven

    carniven Out Of The Brooder

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    These two red stars were purchased the same day. Look at the difference in size. Can they really be the same breed?
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  6. Angelwings

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    The one on the right looks like my Buff Orpington.
     
  7. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you got them from a feed store, is it possible that the bigger one came in a few days or a week earlier?
     

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