5wk old Buckeyes, with no tails?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ab2401, May 18, 2012.

  1. ab2401

    ab2401 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 5wk old (2 days off of 6wks) buckeye chicks. 1 of them has a tail started. The other 3 have nothing going on for a tail. Could this mean anything for sexing? Is it normal? All of my other chicks the same age of other breeds have tails.

    I will get some pictures uploaded in a few.

    Thanks!

    Oh here are the pictures and maybe a few extra. hehe
    Any ID or sex on these birds would be a huge help

    First, I'm not even 100% that this is a buckeye, as a chick it looked the same as the others
    any idea on the sexes?
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    This one has a little tail
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    These two, didn't want their picture taken
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    This little guy, I was thinking cochin.. rooster....? and its VERY shy, so not good pictures
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    These two were given to me, I have no idea their breed, I'm thinking their hens
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    Last edited: May 18, 2012
  2. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Songster

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    Here's my buckeyes at 5 weeks for comparison. I haven't seen anything about tail-less bird in my readings - sorry I can't be of more help! That dark one is really pretty - not sure if it is buckeye or not - the comb appears to be the same. My birds' tails do seem a little shorter than my golden-laced wyandottes' tails.

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  3. Izzymoon

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    some just grow slower I think, as long as they are healthy, then all is good :)
     
  4. ab2401

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    Thank you emmasmom, its good to see we are on track. Only the first 3 pics are buckeyes.

    Yeah so far so good in health area! yay!
     

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