all chicks getting tail feathers except one

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keekerschickens, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. keekerschickens

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    Question..I know it may still be to early to tell how well (our unwell) we picked from the bin of barred rock chicks. But they're about a week old and I've noticed they've all started to get tail feathers besides one chick. This same chick also hasn't develop developed as much of its wing feathers as the others.
    I'm still totally stumped on the head dot and leg wash...this chick doesn't seem much different in that aspect from some others.
    Any guesses?:) anyone with experience with this breed notice that one gender develops tail feathers before the other or is this just a fluke?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture?
     
  3. keekerschickens

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    chick in question is the one on the top (above picture)

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    chick to the right (above)
     
  4. keekerschickens

    keekerschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Do those help?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't be concerned at this age. While slow feathering sometimes means cockerel, it is by no means 100% accurate.
     
  6. keekerschickens

    keekerschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Either way, I know we've got what we've got and I'm loving watching them grow. :)
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. keekerschickens

    keekerschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Just for fun/curiosity...here are the little peepers!!
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  9. campbellchicks

    campbellchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of six four of mine have tail feathers other two don't even show signs yet. Hopefully I have four pullets :)
     
  10. keekerschickens

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    Aw! How old are they? I'm hoping they're pullets too
     

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