What's going on with my runt is she a frizzle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by epona4, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago we received some leghorn chicks from a neighbor. One was not growing with the rest. I thought for sure he'd have died by now but he's hanging in there. They are 5 weeks old today.

    He's half the size of the others and started to feather out later than they did. Now his feathers are coming in a bit odd. Looks a bit like some of the "frizzled" pics I've seen.

    Here is the "normal roo" protecting the runt. He seems to do that a lot. More times than not I see them laying together or even the runt laying on top of him.

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    Here's the runt.
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    I edited the subject as it sounded like it should be on the "illness/disease" board.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first thought is that he is a frizzle...any chance he's a bantam?
     
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Awww....he is adorable and does seem to have frizzle feathering.
     
  4. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if he's a bantam or not. We got them from a neighbor who got them from the local school's science class. I'd just assumed that they would all be the same breed! They were all the same size when we got them. This is our first time with chicks so I don't know. Are banties the same size when they first hatch or are they a lot smaller?

    I'd feel a lot better knowing he was a banty rather than a runt.

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  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Banties are smaller when they hatch. My frizzle chicks had curl to their feathers this one seems to have something else going on. The feathers look "messy" in a different way. But I am no expert by any means.
     
  6. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HE LOOKS LIKE A FRIZZLE, BUT NOT ALL THE CHICKS OF A FRIZZLE HEN WILL BE FRIZZLE. HE LOOKS LIKE HIS FEATHERS HAVE BEEN BITTEN. I THINK MCMURRAY CATOLOG EXPLAINS IT BETTER. HE'S CUTE ANYWAY. I LOVE MY FRIZZLE GIRL "GRACE"
     

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