What is wrong with this chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clarmayfarm, May 15, 2010.

  1. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am a newbie hatcher...

    This chick is different from my other giant cochins...He came into the world with very little down, and still has very short, almost nonexistent feathering on his back and head. Is this a genetic defect, or a hatching problem? Thanks!!!

    PS - he/ she is 3 weeks old!!!

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    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  2. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody seen this??? Curious...
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    My Coop
    Chick looks fairly normal to me... [​IMG]
     
  4. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess the photo is not the best...he is featherless under the wings...skin and pimples. His fluff is hard and stiff and not growing like his siblings who hatched.
     
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    maybe if you post of pic of them side by side we could tell what you are talking about. looks normal to me
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'll bet it's a little cockerel....I had one with that exact same problem. He took a long time to feather out, but eventually he was just fine!
     
  7. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may be featherless but he is sooo cute!!!
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