Author Topic: To cull or not to cull that is the question  (Read 2920 times)

John Jordan

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To cull or not to cull that is the question
« on: May 23, 2015, 09:22:03 PM »
Attached are pictures of a black pullet that is approximately 7 weeks old. My concern is a white feather in the wing feathers. Is it too early to be concerned and is it possible a black feather will replace it when she loses this feather. I am a novice so any help you can give me is appreciated.

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Re: To cull or not to cull that is the question
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 09:38:52 AM »
Hi John,

White feathers are very common in young blacks. When they molt their juvenile feathers they should all grow back as black adult feathers.
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John Jordan

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Re: To cull or not to cull that is the question
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 01:59:36 PM »
Thanks Max, that's what I was hopeing would happen but wanted to get an opinion from those with more experience.  I would have hated to cull her. I have hopes that she will be a keeper. Thanks for your response.