Please anser this.How long does it take COCHIN BANTAMS to get feathers

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  1. lcwilson2010

    lcwilson2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some that are almost fully feathered.. i got them on april 19th from mcmurray.. and then i have some others that only have wing feathers and feet feathers. they look so different.. they are still cute but they arent as nice and feathery and fat as the others.
    how long does it take for a cochin bantam or standard(because i also have 1 of those)(rooster) to get fully feathered?
    thanks. cole.
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fully feathered ones are girls and the ones with only wing and feet feathers are boys. [​IMG] The boys will catch up in a couple of weeks.

















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  3. lcwilson2010

    lcwilson2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:couple of weeks!!!!!!.thank ya.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a while. I have a few males that are just beginning to feather out at almost 2 months.
     
  6. lcwilson2010

    lcwilson2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:alright thank you.

    but i have another question...

    the ones that are barley feathered dont have very big combs at all but the ones that are fully feathered have big combs. why?
     
  7. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:alright thank you.

    but i have another question...

    the ones that are barley feathered dont have very big combs at all but the ones that are fully feathered have big combs. why?

    Just because some are slow-feathering doesn't necessarily mean that they are males. One of my blue cochin bantam females started to feather out after 1 month when all my other females were little fluffballs, and she had a small comb. Most of my nearly featherless males had large enough combs for me to identify their gender, so I'd say that although males do tend to feather out more slowly, it isn't a rule and it happens to females too.
     
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  8. lcwilson2010

    lcwilson2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:alright thank you.

    but i have another question...

    the ones that are barley feathered dont have very big combs at all but the ones that are fully feathered have big combs. why?

    Just because some are slow-feathering doesn't necessarily mean that they are males. One of my blue cochin bantam females started to feather out after 1 month when all my other females were little fluffballs, and she had a small comb. Most of my nearly featherless males had large enough combs for me to identify their gender, so I'd say that although males do tend to feather out more slowly, it isn't a rule and it happens to females too.

    oh. thts good to know. thank ya.
     
  9. alisan

    alisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a 5 week old pullet with just wing and tail feathers she's a bantam Cochin? Also any ideas on provididing for a disabled chick?? I just CANT not have her!
     

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