Cockerel tail plumes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by khatar, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 2 month old EE's, part ameraucana and part frizzled cochin, I'm pretty sure one is a cockerel but I want to know when the tail pumes start taking shape. Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    All of mine really started showing their sickle feathers (the plume) around 10 - 12 weeks or so, but keep in mind each breed and each bird is different; developing at their own pace.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it probably varies wildly because of the mixing of breeds to get EEs. My little cockerel is 8, almost 9 weeks now (gosh, time flies!) He already has a fairly long, arching tail. But, if I remember right, Cochins are slow to mature and have fairly stumpy tails as youngsters so you may be in for a long wait.
     
  4. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I can see a potential shape in the tail, but it is not very full and he is 12 weeks old.
     

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