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Why are my 3 chicks sooo different in size?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by msheets, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 3 showgirl chicks at the same time about 6-8 weeks ago & their sizes seriously range like this: one is the biggest, the next one is half the 1st once size & the 3rd one is probably half of the 2nd ones size! They have plenty of food & are kept inside still but do you think it's generics or if their size reflects the pecking order & I need to make sure food is being shared? There's no feather picking or anything...also do you know what color they are? They're showgirls of course & a verity of partridge, I'm thinking blue? They looked like a blue partridge color as day olds & they still have that blue look to them. Thanks (=

    The biggest one & the smallest one
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  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    They look like Partridge to me. I think you are looking at something genetic. It looks crazy, but crazy happens.
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    interesting. when I bought my silkie chick she was literally twice as big as the others, very similar in size variation to the ones you have
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe genetics or the big ones a roo and the other 2 small ones are pullets?? idk [​IMG]
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking & hoping for, that would work out nice!

    That's odd others have had similar results, thanks everyone for taking the time to reply!
     
  6. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    you never know, my big one ended up being a pullet [​IMG]
     

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