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Pointy tail chick MUST means rooster?? My Easter Egger

Poll Results: Is this a rooster?

 
  • 33% (1)
    Yes
  • 33% (1)
    No
  • 33% (1)
    Maybe
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
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This is one of my 7 week old chicks that I purchased at the feed store. It was sexed as a hen, but it's splotchy pattern, demeanor and pointy tail make me think otherwise. The tail is pointy, upright and black with white borders on each feather. The comb isn't necessarily darker or larger than the other two that I'm sure are pullets. I would hate to break up my flock and I really love all of my birds so I'm hoping that a pointy and curved tail still leaves a glimmer of hope that this could be a pullet? And has anyone ever had a young pointy tailed chook that turned out to be a hen? I'd love to see photos of similar chicks or hear any experiences! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 4
Sometimes hens will develop pointed tails, but looking at the rest of the bird and the comb this does look a lot like a young cockerel.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 4

yup^^^

post #4 of 4
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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Sometimes hens will develop pointed tails, but looking at the rest of the bird and the comb this does look a lot like a young cockerel.

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