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post #11 of 16
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How can you tell with their tail feathers because they all have had their tail feathers come in pretty well.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shaunassy View Post

How can you tell with their tail feathers because they all have had their tail feathers come in pretty well.

It doesn't. Some people think that chicks that get tail feathers first are female and chicks that take longer to get their tail feathers are male, but that only works if the birds are bred for it.

It's not a reliable method for Ameraucana or other purebred breeds.

post #13 of 16
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Ahhh ok thank you and thank you to everyone for all your help:)
post #14 of 16

with the tail feather, when all the chicks get their tail feather they are different sizes, i don't believe in the entire males take longer to get tail feathers. it's just that roos tent to have bigger and more upright tail feathers

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #15 of 16
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What would you say this one is based on its tail feathers?( If its possible to tell at this point)
post #16 of 16

it's easier to tell when most of their feathers are in, and when they are standing because they hold their tail upright then

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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