Do roo chicks have longer tail feathers?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by messicajessica, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. messicajessica

    messicajessica New Egg

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    Hello, I am new to backyard chickens. I have a mixed flock of 4 week old white crested Polish, silver laced Polish, Easter Eggers, buff Orpington and Silkies. Some of my Polish are starting to appear different than the others in that their tails are longer and straighter. I'm trying to determine if these are the hens or roos. Any knowledge y'all are willing to impart is appreciated.

    The first photo is the one I'm guessing is a hen, second photo roo?? (Longer tail feathers). The last photos are of my only silver laced polish. Hoping for a hen, but I'm stumped. It's super calm and sweet.

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  2. messicajessica

    messicajessica New Egg

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    Sorry, photos got mixed up. The first photo is the one I think is a roo, second photo hen?? Trying to show the two different types of tail feathers.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    messicajessica New Egg

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally female polish have a nice rounded crest - like the old bouffant hairdos. Males have wild rock start combs. I think the first one is a pullet.
     

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