Do white tailfeathers indicate sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Jan 27, 2013.

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    The pic above is my roo.
    I noticed that some of my other "pullets" have them. But only a few. Does The white indicate the gender
    Below are my pullets

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Nope. [​IMG] Pointy hackle and sickle feathers, early comb development, crowing = roosters.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    You know, I've noticed my black breasted red type roosters get white at the base of the tail. I know it's a bad thing for breed standards, but I've never had a hen get those same feathers. I do have a little mutt girl who has regular white feathers at the base of her tail, she looks like someone dripped paint on her hind end, but they look different than the white on the roos.

    I wouldn't use it as a gender identifer, there are always other things to go by.

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