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Baby hen with a short tail and wing

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Our friends got all pullets 3 weeks ago and one of them has a short tail and wing and smaller than the other hens and were worried of its a rooster or a hen is there a problem with the hen growing more slower than the other ones or its a rooster?
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Cockerels tend to grow in feathers slower than pullets :)

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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The rate a chick feathers in usually is not an indication of gender. I've had cockerels that were the first chicks feathered in, and I've had pullets that were very slow to finish feathering.

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Our chicken breed is a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island white crossed breed
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Originally Posted by youtubeminer View Post

Our chicken breed is a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island white crossed breed

Which was the rooster and which was the hen?

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