Pullets vs. cockerals and feathers...

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

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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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    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL !!!
     

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