What's wrong with their feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jubaby, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Donny R

    Donny R Hatching

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    I'm so glad I found this thread. I have a pullet with similar plumage and we were worried something was wrong. We're still watching "Scratch" to make sure she stays warm enough even though she has been moved out of the brooder. Her sister "Chipmunk" is pictured to show the difference.

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    Pretty girl:
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    ^ Best picture I could get of them together, Chipmunk is camera shy.
     
  2. LBKS

    LBKS Songster

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    Congrats on your silkied easter egger, she's pretty.
     
  3. now for the interesting question - where did she come from? People do sell off/place extra splits as EE.
     
  4. Donny R

    Donny R Hatching

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    We got her as an Ameracuna. We were just looking for variety and not show quality. The plumage was a curiosity that began our search as to what we actually had. She came from a local teenager who has started a small business selling eggs and ordering chicks from a local hatchery in the spring. He gets a few different breeds to satisfy the minimum order of the hatchery and then re-sells individually to backyarders. He's a great young man and is knowledgeable about care and breeds. He has a few show birds as well. He has a real nice set up. We were more interested in supporting a local small business and getting a variety of healthy, happy birds than purebreds. She was a happy surprise!
     
  5. DhoriOsgood

    DhoriOsgood In the Brooder

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    They look
     
  6. DhoriOsgood

    DhoriOsgood In the Brooder

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    I think they look like their growing people hair. They want to be like you. Lol. It's the first time I've seen Ameracunas sith hair like that. Special.
     
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  7. Replying to be able to access thread easier.. Sry but I'm twelve pages into 91 and keep getting a random boot from site..then I have to go thru total mess to get back..subscribed, but as with several other subs, it doesn't show up to me that new posts are there..some threads do tho..so sorry and I'm back to page twelve for now..fascinating reading, tho I'm not so much into genetics technical info..lol
     

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