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So a friend of mine bred a English or ping ton with barred rocks and so far ALL chick's are rumpless. How is this?
post #2 of 6

Does the friend have an Araucana rooster?

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post #3 of 6
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No the mixes are barred rock and ennglish orpingtons. 1 had a tail and 4 did not
post #4 of 6

There's a difference between not having a tail and being truly rumpless. Do the birds have a tail bone? If yes, they're just slow to develop tail feathers, or have more of the Orpington rounded shape. If not, one of the birds carries a recessive rumpless gene. 

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post #5 of 6
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They are fully feathered birds about 3 months with no tails. I didn't bother asking about tail bones. I'll ask
post #6 of 6
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OK they are tailess not rumpless. They do have a tail bone
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