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Ameraurcana chick tail feather length = sex??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taprock, May 19, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    My three week old chicks have gotten most of their body/tail feathers in. They are all supposed to be pullets and I watched him pull them from a pullet box, but two have longer tails than the other three. It makes me suspicious they are roos. Is there any truth to my worries?
     
  2. pics would help!

    without pics, i don't know what to tell you [​IMG]
     
  3. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With EEs, no, tail feathering is not an indicator of gender...comb is the best way to sex (assuming you have typical peacombed EEs). I've had EE pullets with virtually no tail at all for the longest time.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

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