Hello, I ordered 50 straight run buffs from mt healthy and they are now 2 weeks old. They are just adorable. My question is why do some have tail feathers and some don't. 12 of them seem to be feathering much slower.
When I got the buffs I also got some rir roosters and they look just like the buffs with the tail feathers. So I thought maybe the tailless were girls? Not sure if you can tell them apart at this age or if every bird just feathers in at a different rate regardless of its sex.
My Buff Orpingtons came from Mt.Healthy as well. I got them in April of this year. I bought 15hens and 2 roos. One roo died the following day. One turned out to be a buff rock. Don't know how that happened. They're now 6mos. and I have seven laying daily. So our chickens are most likely family.
Mine all feathered out pretty quickly and grew like wild fire!!