this isnt right... its backwards

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Evelle, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay so i hatched 4 roos this year. 1 leghorn rock x
    and the other 3 where barred rocks. now
    my leghorn X was the last to hatch 3 day or so after the other three and he's the first to crow and have his roo feathers.
    i dont understand this. [​IMG]
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leghorns are a fast feathering breed. faster than BRs [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Leghorn roosters in my experience have always reached sexual maturity faster than heavy or dual purpose roosters. 3 days difference in age is not very significant. [​IMG]
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! okay that makes sence.. his dad was huge. (barred rock)
    Kay eff cee is about as big as the hen that hatched him so he prob wont get any bigger?
     

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