Type?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    About what age do chickens start getting their type??
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    One year is general rule on most breeds I think, though some mature late like Brahmas and may take longer to really know.

    -Daniel
     
  3. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends a lot on the different breed and whether it is bantam or large fowl. I would have to say that a bird should be typey enough to cull at around 5-6 months for pullets and 6-8 months for cockerels.
    Having said that- I know that my large Old english games take a little longer, up to a year for males. My modern bantams are cullable at 6 months easy.

    Bob
     

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