Are my dark brahmas hens or roosters? Tail feathers?

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  1. FirstLady

    FirstLady Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the differences in these two bottoms of my chickens? I have six dark brahmas. Three have tail feathers and three have none. Are some roosters? I am so confused!! Please Help!




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  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:the 3 might be roo, they feather out slower, while hens feather out faster
     
  3. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally can't say, but I do know that I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet. I have 7 different breeds and each breed and each chicken of each breed are developing at a different rate. I have two Amberlinks, for example, with long tail feathers and no comb and one with hardly any tail and no comb (they are all pullets). I have Brown Leghorns that are 3-4wks old and the only way I can tell who's what is that my boys finally have combs (I have known for a week now). [​IMG]
     
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  4. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they?
     
  5. FirstLady

    FirstLady Out Of The Brooder

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    They are three weeks old however I just thought that it was so odd that I purchased them all at the same time and some have tail feathers and some do not!
     
  6. FirstLady

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    Here are some more pictures...

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  7. FirstLady

    FirstLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:the 3 might be roo, they feather out slower, while hens feather out faster

    so do you think the chicks with more feathers and tail feathers are hens??
     
  8. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see a comb on that tailless one...
     
  9. FirstLady

    FirstLady Out Of The Brooder

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    how about this chick.. any ideas.. going to be a hen or rooster?

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  10. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are all the tailless ones lighter in color that the 3 that have tails?
     

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