Ugly Chickling, Light Brahma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GracieMarie, May 29, 2012.

  1. GracieMarie

    GracieMarie In the Brooder

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    Doulce was hatched around 3/1 so about 13 weeks old. She is so ugly that she is cute. Actually I hope she is a she. But is there something wrong with her or is she just really late in getting her feathers? She only has feathers on the top. Her bottom is fluff. Also if I remember correctly, on the farm we got her from the light brahmas were white and fluffy without this much black. She even has some bald spots. Otherwise she is healthy. I don't think her bald spots are the result of the other chicks as they are all buddies. Maybe just bad genes????? Has anyone seen a light brahma like this??

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    Last edited: May 29, 2012
  2. Oh! she is cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    Mine that feathered in like that was a roo....
     
  4. GracieMarie

    GracieMarie In the Brooder

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    I was hoping since she doesn't have any comb to speak off that she wasn't a roo.
     
  5. lionkitty71

    lionkitty71 Chirping

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    looks like my light brahma at the same age... i was wondering about the coloring also... i think i have a male and a female..
     
  6. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    well what ever she/he is its very pretty bird
     
  7. GracieMarie

    GracieMarie In the Brooder

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    Well hopefully we will get some more light brahma people to chime in. I really hope she is a hen and just fine.
     
  8. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Songster

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    hi - here are two of my girls. they are light brahmas, 11 wks old and are starting to look like adults. i think they are really beautiful! (sorry about the fuzzy - took with my phone camera). i have four other 2yr old light brahma hens that have a little more black, but none have the gray that yours has.
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  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Most times when one is slower to feather than the others it always turns out to be a rooster...[​IMG]
     
  10. GracieMarie

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    Your light brahmas are so pretty. That is what I remember the older ones looking like on the farm. Doulce doesn't really look anything like that. Maybe she isn't a light brahma???? Now I am really confused. Don't know if she is a she or what I thought she was. I may start a thread on the breed/gender forum. Thanks for posting those pics.
     

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