Can hens have fancy tails?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SimpleHavenSara, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. SimpleHavenSara

    SimpleHavenSara In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2014
    As far as I know, all three of these chickens are mixed breeds. Their sire was said to be a Black Australorp. I believe the dame of the chick in the front (chick 1) was a Buff Brahma, I believe the dame of the one in the middle (chick 2) was a Silver Laced Wyandotte and the dame of the one in the back (chick 3) could be any one of: SLW, BB, English Game, Barred Rock, Leghorn, or Ameraucana. So considering that they are all mixed breed, I would guess that although chick1 and chick2 have dominant characteristics of the BB and the SLW, they won't necessarily fit into the breed standards. I don't know much about chickens but I'm thinking i should be able to be fairly certain that chicks 1 and 2 are cockerels and 3 is a pullet.They are all 11 and a half weeks old with chick1 and chick3 hatching the same day and chick2 hatching the following evening. Any chances I am wrong because keeping roos is, unfortunately, not an option. :/

    Also, if it will help I can take close up feather pics tomorrow.

    Chicks 1(front), 2(middle) and 3(rear)

    Chick 1:

    Chicks 1 and 2

  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    1- cockerel
    2- depending on age, never mind I saw the age, it's a cockerel I think
    3- pullet
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I do see two cockerels and a pullet.

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