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Bumless George

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by graphicali, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. graphicali

    graphicali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted about this bird in the General FAQ forum but have had zero response, so I thought that I would try here.
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    This Welsummer chick is coming up to 9 weeks old, the pic shows him with his normal tailed brother. Bumless George, as the name implies, seems to have no tail. How common is this defect?
     
  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I occasionally have males that don't start to grow tail feathers until they are 3-4 months old. Bumless George probably won't be Bumless forever. :)

    This is a ridiculous looking guy that I have right now. He hatched 5/28 and is just starting to grow tail feathers.
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  3. graphicali

    graphicali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do hope so! What worries me is that I can't feel a parson's nose thingy, pygostyle I think is the proper term.
     

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