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the wings are HUGE for it's tiny body

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken5555, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I bought my goat today, the lady there had SEVERAL one week old chicks of various breeds. She gave me six for free. One is half white leghorn and half lavender Ameraucana. The chick looks SO SMALL for it's wing size! [​IMG]


    I think she said the two buff are brahma. The other white is a leghorn. The silver and dark brown are siblings, mother is a barred rock. Let me hazard a guess here... I predict that the silver is a boy (duh, right lol), one buff is a boy, and the others are all girls :)
    EDIT - a barred rock is the mother of only the two chicks. (brown one and silver one)... sorry about any confusion.

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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    With the possible exception of the barred rock mix chicks they are not sexable by color. They are very cute though [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're right, I'm only having a bit of fun guessing the genders LOL

    What about those wings though? Is it the leghorn in it that is causing it's wings to grow so fast?
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure but it looks a little like a mini ostrich :D
     
  5. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    mini ostrich LOL

    The chick seemed to be having a hard time keeping it's wings folded up. I was worried it would get a shoulder twisted and it seemed to have less energy than the others, so I clipped all the long feathers this evening. Fingers crossed that it's new smaller feathers will help :)
     

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