Reallyyyyyyyyyy late to feather. Normal???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jallen062, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic of my buffs. One is wayyyy behind. They are 4 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ardj

    Ardj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps she is not behind, perhaps thy are pecking each others feathers ?
     
  3. Equus17

    Equus17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that roosters feather slower than hens. I see that your post was back in April, how is she looking now? Update pic please?
     
  4. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bigger, redder comb than the other ladies but NO roosterish behavior whatsoever. Does not crow like the other rooster, and is very sweet and docile. Here are a few pics. She is the one with the red comb, and I put in a pic of one of the other ladies with a peach comb for comparison. What do you think?


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  5. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another pic of her
     
  6. Equus17

    Equus17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, I would guess rooster, especially because she is sweet and docile-- from what I have read young cockerels are usually the sweetest one of the bunch, until their hormones hit them they become anything from a bit standoffish to aggressive. I ended up with TWO roosters that were "90% sure to be pullets". I live in the city with close neighbor's so I can't really keep one, though I am somewhat tempted to try one of the "No-Crow Collar" from My Pet Chicken.
     

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