Can you tell gender by tail feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momofchicks, May 12, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, my chickens are 5 1/2 weeks old. Can you tell by the tail feathers wether they are roos or pullets? I'll try explain it. Some tail feathers seem to be more up and down, while others are almost rounded off the butt (do you know what I mean)? Which one would be the rooster? Thanks for any ideas.
     
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  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kinds of chickens do you have?
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    What breed do you have??
    Can you post a pic?
     
  4. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, let's see if this picture works. I have RIR, a Dom and EE's. This picture was a few weeks ago, they have lots more feathers now, but, my camera got dropped and is broken so this is what I have for now.

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  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    From the faces I can see they all look like hens.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you know there is a rooster, I would pick the one with its back to the camera and the yellow legs......it has the colors more like a rooster......but thats the only thing that catches my eye. Can you get a face shot of that bird?
     
  7. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this EE is a rooster and I'm not sure if this white chicken up front is an EE or not (can you tell me) and I think it is a rooster.


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  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hard to tell because the comb is blurry. Try to get a clear pic of the comb as close as you can get it focused.
    That would probably help.
     

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