One chick looks very different from her sisters! Is she okay?

rivers2011

Songster
8 Years
May 12, 2011
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Hello all,
My six, four week old Columbia Rock chicks are growing their feathers in and one of them looks very different from the others! She was always unique because of a small, black spot on top of her head (all the others were pure yellow, except for their wings) but she's become much more noticeably different. The others' necks are mostly white with some black shading, but her neck is mostly black! The rest of her body is the same as the others though. Is it common for this much variation to occur among chicks? They came from the hatchery, so I'm assuming they're healthy but I just want to make sure...
Thanks!
River
 

howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
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Apr 11, 2011
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It is normal. Hatcheries state their birds simply represent the breed- they don't guarentee they conform to the standard of perfection. Im sure your little girl is just fine
 

rivers2011

Songster
8 Years
May 12, 2011
272
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111
Port Perry, ON
Quote:ah, I wish I thought of this sooner! I may have to soon - just noticed that this same chick has an oddly asymmetrical breast.
 

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