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Questions about white feathers coming in on my Buff orphanington roosters

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I purchased 2 yellow buff orphanington roosters 2 months ago and now they have white feathers coming in in their tail feathers. My question is are these ones I need to cull now or wait to see if it's stress related?
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Some have white in their tails, it's an individual trait, not caused by stress.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I agree, it is not stress related. If your goals requite tail feathers to not be white then culling them is probably a good idea. You don’t want them to pass those genetics to their offspring.

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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