Meet Baldy...(PIC)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KellyHM, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a little Frizzle I hatched out 6 weeks ago. I can't figure out what the deal is with his feathers. He got his wing and leg feathers in at the normal time, but now it's like he won't get any more! I know he's not a double Frizzle b/c the lady I got the eggs from only has a smooth roo and frizzled ladies. Any ideas? Is he just slow to mature?

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  2. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Oh my.. I think he's adorable [​IMG] Hopefully he feathers out and doesn't wind up like one of those nekkid chickens.
    -Spooky
     
  3. What's the red skin over his eye?

    I'm wondering if he doesn't have some of skin condition... Can chickens get things like that?
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I'm thinking Baldy will be winner of BYC's 2009 Ugliest Chick Contest.


    I'm sure he'll grow up to be a gorgeous hunk of a roo though. Be patient.
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the red is just a trick of the camera. The rest of him looks a little pink too and he's really not. He acts completely normal, other than seeking heat more than the others...
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] Well, maybe at least I'll win something! I can't seem to win any contests with my pretty chickens!
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor lil guy, he must get picked on something terrible by the other chicks! [​IMG]

    Hopefully he is just a late bloomer.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd supplement him with chopped hardboiled eggs every day for a bit to help him with feathering out. Poor little thing! Suede was pretty bare himself at 4-5 weeks old. In the Orps, that usually means a cockerel, so it's one way to help sex those. Your little one is probably chilly!
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    He's definitely a little roo. He's in a pen with other babies and my meaties, so they all snuggle and keep warm. Plus they have 2 heat lamps. And it's only down in the 50's here.
     
  10. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
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    Looks like he was run through the plucker! [​IMG]

    Seriously, I hope he feathers out for you.
     

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