Look at this bird and please tell me what you think...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chris Herzog, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Chris Herzog

    Chris Herzog Songster

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    Can someone tell me what’s going on here? I have 3 Columbian Wyandottes that are about 8 weeks old. Two of them look great but the one here in the pics has some kind of problem with it's feathers. Do I need to do something with this bird or just give her some time?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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  2. Flip-N-Flogging

    Flip-N-Flogging Songster

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    Possibly a cockerel. They always seem to feather a little slower.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

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    I had a Barred-Rock do the same thing. He was so homely and looked like a little emu. He was promptly named Emu and now looks like this:
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  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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  5. BlazeJester

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    Mine did this. She was from Meyer hatchery. I'll be darn if she never lays an egg because she's turned into a beautiful hen. Someone else also had this problem with Meyer columbian wyandottes - that and single combs. apparently they're just bad blood all around. Very, very sweet birds though - I love mine!

    She's 14 weeks now and actually has tail feathers. For the longest time I thought she never would! I call her "pokey" for being such a slowpoke, but she may need a new name... she's now the first one to come running for treats!!! [​IMG]

    ETA: The other post I saw had been updated to announce it was a hen and she laid normally. The lady even sent me a picture of her bird... which I'm going to post. Her username is cabot (citing my sources!!!).

    Five weeks:
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    Eight weeks (everyone told me she was a roo bc of this pic, but I still haven't seen a peep of wattles/comb growth and these were sexed):
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    And I'll take and post a picture of her tomorrow at 14 weeks looking like she had feathers all along. If I dare say so, she's prettier than her sister who feathered normally!

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  6. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Crowing

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    You positive she is not a he ? [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris Herzog

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    Thanks for all the feed-back guys...I guess I'll just wait it out and see what he/she does!!! lol
     

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