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Do roo chicks have longer tail feathers?

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Hello, I am new to backyard chickens. I have a mixed flock of 4 week old white crested Polish, silver laced Polish, Easter Eggers, buff Orpington and Silkies. Some of my Polish are starting to appear different than the others in that their tails are longer and straighter. I'm trying to determine if these are the hens or roos. Any knowledge y'all are willing to impart is appreciated.

The first photo is the one I'm guessing is a hen, second photo roo?? (Longer tail feathers). The last photos are of my only silver laced polish. Hoping for a hen, but I'm stumped. It's super calm and sweet.

and loves being held.





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Sorry, photos got mixed up. The first photo is the one I think is a roo, second photo hen?? Trying to show the two different types of tail feathers.
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:welcome A male chick or a cockerel will have combs/wattles turning pinkish red while they are still young. I would try posting in the What Breed/Gender for more info: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this good luck to you!

Elizabeth

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Thanks! 😃
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Generally  female polish have a nice rounded crest - like the old bouffant hairdos.  Males have wild rock start combs.  I think the first one is a pullet. 

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