Can a pullet have long tail feathers like this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheOtherHorse, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. TheOtherHorse

    TheOtherHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    This is supposedly an Easter Egger pullet, but I noticed that the tail feathers are getting really long and curved... None of our hens have tail feathers like that, and I am now concerned that "she" may be a cockerel. However, our rooster does not seem to have any problem with it, no picking or drama. I would have thought if there was a cockerel coming of age in the flock that Mr Rooster may have something to say about it..


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  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a rooster you got there
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster. How your other roo reacts to this maturing young guy is always a crapshoot. Some older roos are very vigilant about a youngster, some don't care so much.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the above - cockerel
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  6. curranchickens

    curranchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty little cock though!
     
  8. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes probably a he but I had one like that and she lays eggs now..the long tail feathers fell out..does she have a single pea comb or 3rows
     
  9. TheOtherHorse

    TheOtherHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it is considered single comb. This picture kind of shows it. Does that make a difference? I don't want to eat "her" if she might be a hen...

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  10. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any males...mine have a single ridge pea comb...all pullets...one had long tail feathers that fell out...does she have saddle feathers ..how old...mine were pink faced til right before they laid.
    I'd wait for an egg or a crow befo
     

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