BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Can you tell gender by tail feathers?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can you tell gender by tail feathers?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Okay, my chickens are 5 1/2 weeks old.  Can you tell by the tail feathers wether they are roos or pullets?  I'll try explain it.  Some tail feathers seem to be more up and down, while others are almost rounded off the butt (do you know what I mean)? Which one would be the rooster?  Thanks for any ideas.


Edited by momofchicks - 5/12/08 at 7:25pm
My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
post #2 of 8

What kinds of chickens do you have?

Some not so famous quotes: "A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well."
-Henny Youngman
"If people knew how KFC treats its chickens, they'd never eat another drumstick. "
-Pamela Anderson
Reply
Some not so famous quotes: "A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well."
-Henny Youngman
"If people knew how KFC treats its chickens, they'd never eat another drumstick. "
-Pamela Anderson
Reply
post #3 of 8

What breed do you have??
Can you post a pic?

2 Jersey Black Giants, 2 Barred Rocks, 12 Ameraucanas, 12 Black Sex Links, 1 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Ameraucana Rooster, 1 Cochin Rooster. 1 Dog and 2 Cats
Reply
2 Jersey Black Giants, 2 Barred Rocks, 12 Ameraucanas, 12 Black Sex Links, 1 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Ameraucana Rooster, 1 Cochin Rooster. 1 Dog and 2 Cats
Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Okay, let's see if this picture works.  I have RIR, a Dom and EE's. This picture was a few weeks ago, they have lots more feathers now, but, my camera got dropped and is broken so this is what I have for now.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/billie357/IMG_4201-1.jpg


Edited by momofchicks - 5/13/08 at 5:56am
My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
post #5 of 8

From the faces I can see they all look like hens.

2 Jersey Black Giants, 2 Barred Rocks, 12 Ameraucanas, 12 Black Sex Links, 1 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Ameraucana Rooster, 1 Cochin Rooster. 1 Dog and 2 Cats
Reply
2 Jersey Black Giants, 2 Barred Rocks, 12 Ameraucanas, 12 Black Sex Links, 1 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Ameraucana Rooster, 1 Cochin Rooster. 1 Dog and 2 Cats
Reply
post #6 of 8

If you know there is a rooster, I would pick the one with its back to the camera and the yellow legs......it has the colors more like a rooster......but thats the only thing that catches my eye. Can you get a face shot of that bird?

"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
Reply
"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I think this EE is a rooster and I'm not sure if this white chicken up front is an EE or not (can you tell me) and I think it is a rooster.


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/billie357/IMG_4127.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/billie357/IMG_4185-1.jpg

My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
My family has 3 active boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, critters that my boys catch and chickens.
Reply
post #8 of 8

Hard to tell because the comb is blurry. Try to get a clear pic of the comb as close as you can get it focused.
That would probably help.

"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
Reply
"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Can you tell gender by tail feathers?