where's the waddle?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beach livin', Oct 22, 2011.

  1. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at what age should i see the waddles? my girls are roughly 20wks, and i see no waddles [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    This is a pic of my brahma hen, Snowy. The wattles are right under her beak:

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    External chicken anatomy:

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  3. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and im sorry, i spelled that totally wrong [​IMG]. wattle [​IMG]. im just not sure when they are supposed to be developed. seems like mine are wattleless.
     
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My EEs don't have wattles. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    beach livin' :

    and im sorry, i spelled that totally wrong [​IMG]. wattle [​IMG]. im just not sure when they are supposed to be developed. seems like mine are wattleless.

    What breeds? Some are slower than others.​
     
  6. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have Buff Orphingtons approx 20wks. the person we got them from was unsure of the hatch date
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wattles are coming but they won't be very big.[​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    beach livin' :

    i have Buff Orphingtons approx 20wks. the person we got them from was unsure of the hatch date

    I'd say they just aren't mature enough yet to have much in the wattle dept.

    Here's some pics of buff orps that are mature:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BRKOrps.html
     

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