No Feathers Between Wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by latebloomer, May 11, 2011.

  1. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    hi.

    i have two nearly five week old black (maybe blue) orpingtons that don't have feathers between their wing feathers, they don't have any fluff there either. it's just two out of fifteen, none of the others look like these two.

    has anyone seen this before?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cockerals feather in that way a lot.
     
  3. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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  4. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    i can't hear you katy.
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  6. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they start growing in little spikes like porcupine quills, I would say roo. My silver laced wyandottes were the only ones I have ever had that did that.
    Otherwise, it might just be a late bloomer. I had one of those too.
    Check out the before and after on my Columbian wyandotte Archie (short for archyopterix) the Dino-chicken!
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    She's a she, by the way. So don't worry there's still hope for a pullet!
     
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  7. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    Quote:hmmph.
     
  8. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    thank you everyone, i was actually worried that they were sick or something.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:LOL, I unfortunately agree with Katy. Shhhhh..... don't tell her!
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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