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Pullets vs. cockerals and feathers...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Do pullet's feathers some in more quickly than cockerels? I've never noticed this before but I have a crowing, chest bumping, 10 day old frizzle cochin chick who's feathers are about 1/4 as long as it's hatch-mate...another frizzle cochin. They chest-bump and squawk together so I assumed they were both cockerels. The feather difference is VERY striking, though.
     
  2. Chickenaddict

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    In my experience with the cochins the hens seem to feather out more quickly then the cockrels. I have a batch of brown/reds and still have a roo that has a whole lot of fuzz at over 2 months old while the rest are all feathered out.
     
  3. Thanks...that's what I was thinking as well. The longer feathered one really tries to act more like a pullet but the little crowing cockerel is constantly bullying her into a play fight. (I haven't seen him grab her by the neck yet..[​IMG] [​IMG] )
     
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    LOL !!!
     

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