Partridge Brahma 6 weeks chest Bare

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    My partridge Brahma is 6 weeks old her chest is bare an some bare spots through out like near butt. I thought she was just slow to feather. Should I be concerned?
     
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    Being that slow to feather I'd start to wonder if it's a she. By 6 weeks the feather color will let you know sex with penciled birds.
     
  3. msbenton1112

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    I have two of them. The bigger one looks to have a black neck, chest and dark feet feathers. The smaller ones neck feathers and feet feathers are a lighter color.
     
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    Is the larger one the bare chested? That would make sense to me and suspect it cockerel. My Silver Penciled cockerels are getting black at 5 weeks of age, the pullets in this line are showing penciling at 3 weeks.

    Brahma are slower to mature but your gold penciled will follow this basic trend. Males turning brown, slower to feather and pullets showing signs of penciling- gold penciling being lighter color than brown of males.
     
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    I want to ad a pic to show both birds but it wont allow me for some reason.
     
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    Upload the picture at bottom of page in profile. Once done there come back to post and use the landscape icon top left of where you type the post.
     
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    These are pics from a week an a half ago. I'll try to get one today.
     
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    I got these chicks on April 23rd. This one is still having a hard time to feather out.
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