pure breed maturity

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chix88, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. chix88

    chix88 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have two hens ive incubated and hand reared one blue Orpington and a wyandotte now 6 months old but not got fully developed combs or wattles yet where as my 3 hybrids were laying at 18 weeks [​IMG]do pure breeds take significantly longer to mature ?
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but some heritage breeds (and this def includes Orps) take longer to come to POL because they haven't been selectively bred for early laying like hatchery birds.
     
  3. chix88

    chix88 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks didn't realise how much longer but loving watching them grow
     

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