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Comb size and color - Pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sweetshoplady, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I think this is where to post this question.

    I have 2 chicks who have from early on had larger combs on their heads. Now those 2's combs are starting to get some reddish coloring on them. I have pics that I'll be posting tomorrow.

    Is it possible that one of those is a pullet and just developing fast, or is that a clue that they are cockerels?

    Also, do tail feathers even out and the adult birds will have similar in length tails or will some have longer tails than others? I have 2 with long tails, 2 with short tails, 1 med. tail.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Pics would be very helpful.

    As adults the pullets have short tails and the roos have beautiful long tails.
     
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    #1 Chick with long tail:

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    #2 Chick with medium tail:

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    #3 long tail:

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    #4 short tail:

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    #5 short tail:

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    Also which is possible hens and roos
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am no expert but those legs look mighty thick and stocky to me.

    What age are they?
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    The chick with the long tail appears to be a cockeral. The short tailed chick could very well be a hen.
     
  6. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida

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