Chicken breed?

gLouise

In the Brooder
Apr 11, 2017
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Western North Carolina
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Calling all chicken breed experts! I have a chicken that's about 3 months old now with no tail, and greenish legs. It's a bit smaller then the rest and looks completely different. Any ideas on what it may be? Thanks!:)
 

RoosterDoo

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 5, 2014
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Wyoming
HHHmmmm... is it truly tail-less? There is no actual tail or there is a tail, just no feathers growing out of it? Just trying to piece together possible genetic traits, here.
 

Tlmcq

Songster
Mar 17, 2017
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There are a few breeds that can be rumpless besides Araucana or EE. Is this a bantam or standard size? Can you get a pic of its face?
 

Lady of McCamley

Free Ranging
10 Years
Mar 19, 2011
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x2 on getting a full face shot and full profile.

It's too hard to say for certain without better photos.

Araucana is probably the most common rumpless bird in America, and they are breeder quality, but should have yellow legs, and can be ear tufted or not. EE mix from that would not generally create willow (green legs). More commonly green legs is the result of an Ameraucana created EE trait.

There is the Manx Rumpless, essentially the OEGB without a tail, and the Persian Rumpless.

However, all of those breeds would be a rare find at a feed store or auction. Where did you get your birds?

One last thought, ANY breed can produce a rumpless bird due to genetic defect or faults in incubation. (That is considered "accidental" or "genetic mutation" rumplessness.)

The rumpless breeds have been selected for rumpless genetics (that are actually dominant vs. genes producing a tail).

But all told, we need better photos and info on where you got them to best guess what it may be.

LofMc
 

gLouise

In the Brooder
Apr 11, 2017
20
5
34
Western North Carolina
Here is a face shot everyone. I'm pretty sure it is a roo, but I'm more curious on breed/genetics. I got them from a chicken sale . I got four of them and this is the only one with out a tail.
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No breed was specified.
 

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