Trying to determine age

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lil'ChickFarm, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2011
    I posted this in the chick section but no one has responded. I wondered if anyone could tell by how many feathers they have.
    Since pictures don't show exact size, the little ones are about the size of my fist if I close it tight, with a head and a tail.

    How old do you think these little ones are?
    The guy was not sure. He thought maybe two weeks to three weeks.
    But today I was noticing that they have almost full feathers.
    These are Ameracauna Bantam mixes. The younger two have a mom who was a silky/barred rock cross. Dad is pure ameracauna.
    The older one is pure ameracauna bantam.
    They are wee little though and so stinkin' ADORABLE!!
    I have them in my baby tractor and we are putting up a grow up coop this week for them and my baby silkies, after these have a time of quarantine.
    I call the first one Crow and the babies the CrowQuettes, as they remind me of little black crows, lol.
    They were parent raised, so are not so tame to the hand yet.


  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I think they look about like my chicks did between 4-5 weeks. Mine are full size chickens though, not bantam so I don't know if that makes a difference. As far as feathering goes, I would guess 4-5 weeks though.
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    SF Bay
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  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    They look like 4 weeks old.
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
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  6. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2011
    Ok thanks. Then the bigger one is probably 7 weeks old then. I think they are going to be very little bantams. I really appreciate your help, as I did not think they could be two weeks old. They are just so little though.
    My ten day old silkies and cochins are almost as big as these are, but they are all still fuzzy but with just a few feathers in their wings coming out.
    These guys are going to be itty bitty adults.

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