another silly question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by treeclimber233, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Songster

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    What (exactly) is the tailhead of a chicken? I thought it was the "bump" the tail feathers grew out of. I have a roo that has never had any tail feathers even tho he has a "bump" where all the other roos have tail feathers sprouting from. Could he be an Aracauna (sp). He is from My EE pen so maybe they are mixed Americana and Aracuana? Should I breed him to some hens and see if he passes on the no-tail trait?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    Most likely, since I think the araucanas are tail-less.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    The "bump" is the UROPYGIUM, and if your bird has one he's not an Araucana.
     

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