3 week old Dominique with no tail feathers yet

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  1. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a first time chicken owner with a mixed flock so it's always very hard for me to tell if something is different b/c I have no two of the same to compare it to!
    My 3 week old Dominique has no tail feathers yet! All the other chicks do. I don't know if the Dominique breed just doesn't get them as soon? Is this something to be concerned about or is it normal?
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Could you post a pic of his comb? The slow tail growing could mean a rooster. But don't get me wrong, it might not.
     
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Slower growing is absolutely normal.
     
  4. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes I hope not
     
  5. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yep! cockerel.
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. No doubt.
     

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