I have a Bantam Cochin chick that hatched end of April. She's almost 6 weeks old now, and she is smaller than my 2 week old Bantam Cochin chicks, and has less feathering too. She didn't grow for the first few weeks, yet she was very active, eating, pooping, and just being a typical chick. However, the chicks she hatched with have all gotten their feathers, and most are nearly feathered in completely. Except my little Stella. She is still covered in down and only has the bare tips of wing feathers, at nearly 6 weeks old! And like I said before, she's slightly smaller than my 2 week old Bantam Cochin chicks. So what does this mean for my little Stella? Is this a bad case of a slow feathering gene? At this point all the birds she's currently in with will get to be moved outside, but she'll have to remain inside. She is the sweetest little thing ever. She comes to her name, will jump right into your hand, and is very sweet natured. She's just super tiny and naked! Is this all due to genetics, or could there be an underlying health issue? I don't want to lose her, she's just so precious. I am assuming it's a she because her comb hasn't grown and she isn't displaying any roo like behavior. Nearly 6 weeks in and I STILL can't tell what color Cochin she's suppose to be. I'll include some pics once I figure out where my kids put my camera charger cord.