Bad Cross? Ever seen a tail like this??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by melloladies, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this girlie as an EE/Cochin cross. When I took her home, the lady I adopted her from said she had been picked on by the other chickens and all her tail feather were missing. We've had her for about 2.5 months now, and it's been fun to watch her tail grow in. We kept wondering whether it would be a bustle style tail from the cochin or the upright tail of the EE.
    Anyhow, within the last week, I started wondering... is it done? Is THAT what it's gunna look like?!?! My mother calls it a quail tail, not that she's ever seen a quail.
    I just don't know what to make of it. Anybody have an opinion? [​IMG]
    She's just a pet, and I have zero intentions of breeding so no worries on passing on the goofy tail. I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen a tail like this before.
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know but she sure is cute! Quail Tail is a good name by the way....
     
  3. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    I realized you don't even see her face in any of the pics! Whoops [​IMG]
    So here she is, sans tail when she arrived. At least you can see her pretty face. That's her buddy Paula taking a snooze next to her:lau

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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Yes, I have one and she lays huge eggs! My DH calls her "jungle bird" because she never shuts up always screaming! let me see if I can find her photo
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    as a baby [​IMG]
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  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I dunno what that is, but it sure is cute! [​IMG]
     
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sonew123,

    She looks like a polish X EE. I have several of those and one pullet looks like that only her top hat is bigger and flops over her eyes. We call her Seussie, for Dr. Seuss. Pardon my spelling if I got it wrong.

    Lanae
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have two, hatched them both in different clutches – parents are a Heritage Orpington Roo and a Hatchery Delaware hen.

    Both pictures taken August 5th



    Hatched beginning of March 2010

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    Hatched end of April 2010

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    They are my rumpless girls [​IMG]
     
  9. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any aracauna in there???
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:You don't need Araucana to have rumpless birds. Also, getting Araucana in there is kinda hard, as real Araucanas are rare. [​IMG]

    Having a rumpless bird suddenly pop out of what seems to be a normal breeding can happen. There's even a Feathersite section on it.
     

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