new to chicks with feather question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by atel, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. atel

    atel Out Of The Brooder

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    How long before they are their final colors? Not for sure what I have! Got 2 mixed assortments. Been combing through pictures but chicks are hard to identify.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It depends on the breed but most show their colors well by 8 weeks and should be complete by 6 months with no juvenile feathers left.
     
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  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Once your chicks are fully feathered (4-8 weeks), people experienced with the breeds should be able to ID them. Just take pictures of any you aren't sure about and post on the What Breed/Gender board. FWIW, even adult chickens change with a molt. It's a matter of degree -- dramatic changes in the juvenile stages, subtle changes later.
     
  4. atel

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    Great thanks!
     

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