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Squiddly...aka chicken little...aka the worlds ugliest chick *EDIT WITH NEW PIC* Not quite so ugly a

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stargazingmommy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted previously about this chicks odd posture and wings.
    I was able to finally get some decent pics that show what I mean.
    This is the chick we didn't expect to live. here it is, 2 wks later, and still alive and growing.

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    *EDIT FOR NEW PIC*

    Not quite so ugly...any guess as to gender?
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  2. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a frizzle, that's why the feathers are curling.
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    He's cute! Maybe his body will catch up with those long legs and he'll be a real beauty.
     
  4. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did grab the poor thigns wing last night and pull it straight out, it didn't seem to have any defects that would make it look like he had angel wing(can chickens get this also). I hadn't thought about frizzle. I've been more concerned with his/her posture, he seems very top heavy and tips to the front if he's not careful.
     
  5. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    its a frizzle!! they are so pretty once they are all grown up
     
  6. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell Out Of The Brooder

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    What a cutie!!!!!!!
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a sweetheart! and the name suits him!
     
  8. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so last night I was holding this little pathetic thing, and I noticed that it's feathers are actually pretty smooth...not curly like I would expect from a frizzle...They just stick up all over.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Looks like little sister wearing hand-me-downs! [​IMG]
     
  10. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ones that are still 3 sizes to big...
    She/he is such a pathetic little thing.
     

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