Barred Rock hen..... rooster feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LisaChick1, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. LisaChick1

    LisaChick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 chickens that are 4 months old, 2 obvious roosters and the rest hens.... I have had no doubts other than these tail feathers... Can hens have a tail feather like this? My 2 roosters are crowing with huge wattles and combs and tail feathers and are the same age as this "hen". It squats when I pet it, it's waddles and comb look female... It's just the darn tail feather... Any
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    Here is one of my roosters the same age:
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a tail feather that is about to molt out. You have a pullet. They go through several juvenile molts throughout their first six months. I see that there are a bunch of feathers all over the place in those pictures. Your young flock isn't done growing in their adult feathers yet.
     
  3. LisaChick1

    LisaChick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good!! Yay! Thank you!!! We were actually just in the middle of the tassajara fire and had to collect and move our chickens to a shelter so they may have lost some extra feathers through the stress of the fire and the move poor things..
    Thank you for your help!!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, pullet. sometimes they get those curved-ish feathers , but they usually molt out of them. They do tend to freak folks out, though!
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. :)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    pullet
     
  9. LisaChick1

    LisaChick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thank you thank you! [​IMG]
     
  10. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen pullets with one or too tail feathers that are longer. Pullet.
     

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