chicken with curled tail

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherry22, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. sherry22

    sherry22 New Egg

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    hi all, there is a picture on the back of poultry world magazine from randall burkey co. that pictures a hen wheaten color with a curled or I call shredded tail. does anyone know what breed this is or what cross would produce this tail???????
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Haven't seen the magazineā€¦but could it be a Frizzle?
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    This image was in their catalog, is this the hen:
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  4. sherry22

    sherry22 New Egg

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    thanks for replying the hen has an orpington body confirmation with smooth feathers but the tail Looks like that of a sebastabol goose ! really gorgeous
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think the tail of that bird is naturally like that. The feathers appear frayed due to lack of condition and possible overmating by a rooster. The hen herself looks like a Wyandotte mix.

    You could probably find a similar frayed tail in almost any non-conditioned bird.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Looks like 2 different hens. Back 1/2 looks like Frizzle photos, never seen one personally. I think it was a trick! [​IMG]
     
  8. sherry22

    sherry22 New Egg

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    the thing that interested me is that there are sabastapol geese that have flat feathers on neck and chest area and gorgeous curled feathers on back and tail that almost trails on some birds. I wonder if that is possible with chickens?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think what you're seeing is the magazine crease. I saw that ad and just thought the breeze was causing her to have a fluffy butt.
     
  10. sherry22

    sherry22 New Egg

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    the ad I saw was a full page not creased she was with a ton of little baby chicks in a grassy area maybe it was a breeze that ruffeled her tail
     

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