When will my roo not look a doofus ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sweetcorn, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's 8 weeks old and looks like a doof . Doesn't even have full wing feathers yet ,and just a few shoulder and tail " sprouts " and the girls have looked like little adults for weeks. When do the roo's finish feathering out ? He's a buff orp , if breed matters , for when he gets full feathers.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Large breeds can take much longer to feather out. Many of my orpingtons aren't feathered until nearly 12 weeks.
     
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl orps have been pretty for quite some time and the roo is just now at 14 weeks looking less plucked and just started to crow yesterday.
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    My roo was scary looking at that age! It took him about 4 months before he started looking pretty.
     
  5. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's gonna be awhile then , huh ? Thanks for the answers !
     

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