Sebright Feathering?4 week old Pics Added

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mylilchix, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that sebright roos have hen feathers, so at a young age it's hard to tell males from females. Does anyone know if female sebrights feather in faster than the males? I have a 2 week old silver sebright, and it's feathering in faster than all of my other chicks in the brooder.

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    The only way I could tell is how red the comb and wattles were getting. The males' wattles will be red after 4-6 weeks. The best way to tell is by posting pics so we can tell you [​IMG]
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our baby is 2 weeks old. Here are a couple of pics of McNugget.

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    Thanks for looking,
    Sonja
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

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    Hmm.. hard to tell. Would you be able to get a shot of the comb?
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried to get a few head shots. I don't think they turned out very well. It doesn't have much of a comb at 2 weeks though.

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  6. Year of the Rooster

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    That was quick! lol As of now, it don't see it getting any bigger or any pink in it so it looks like a pullet for now. Maybe post some pics in a few weeks again and then we'll no for sure. Just an FYI though, I had some golden sebrights and one of the roos was slower growing than the others.
     
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was sitting at my 'puter, and she's in the next room. [​IMG] She's definitely feathering out quickly! I have 2 silkies that are the same age in with her that aren't feathering that fast. Her comb is really tiny and looks dark right now, like it's just oart of her beak. I'll post pics in a couple of weeks so you can see the progress. Thanks for your help!! It would be cool if our lone sebright turns out to be a pullet. [​IMG]

    Sonja
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

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    My silkies were kinda the same way. [​IMG] Good luck! They are a blast to have. [​IMG]
     
  9. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's a spaz, but we love her!! We're getting another one in a couple weeks. Poor baby is missing a wing, and we love little lost souls here [​IMG]. We'll take this baby in and give in a comfy, loving home.

    Sonja
     
  10. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a new pic of McNuggets non existent comb. She's 4 weeks old now.

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    Thanks for looking!
    Sonja
     

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