Why would my Rhode Island red be so small still

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motherhen11, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. motherhen11

    motherhen11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know why my Rhode Island who is 9 months old would still be so small? I am including pictures.

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  2. jordan293

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    She looks alot younger than 9 months more like 4-5 months her comb is still small and pale so she isn't mature yet
     
  3. motherhen11

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    We got the RIR at the end of March. It was said to be a pullet, and also said to be about 10 weeks old. We have a mixed flock of birds. The RIR has grown very very slow. Our silky that was yhe same age started laying last month. This one has been very challenging to tell. Thank you so much for weighing in.
     
  4. motherhen11

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    She's just not growing very well at all.
     
  5. motherhen11

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    Do you think something is wrong w\it?
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are bantam RIRs.
     
  7. jordan293

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    No she looks fine just young, I would just wait she may start laying soon
     
  8. motherhen11

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    Thank you Cel45--maybe it is a bantam RIR. Thank you, Jordan293, I will wait and see if it lays or crows...

    I purchased 8, said to be pullets and r4 turned out to be
    Roos :(
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hard to tell how small she is without seeing her next to a regular sized RIR. Looks healthy. Do the other birds bully her away from the feeder?
     
  10. motherhen11

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    Drumstick Diva, she's the only RIR I have. No, she doesn't seem to get bullied... She eats all day long too. We feed organic. Her crop feels full during the day so we know she's getting food. We give treats such as black sunflower seeds, pumkin seeds, meal worms. But to pick her up, she feels really light weight. Seems like she has a growth stunt. I just hope nothing is wrong. We have nothing else to go by.
     

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