EE help needed, new pics added

chick_newbie

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Jun 15, 2008
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I have what I believe to be just an EE sine I know where the eggs came from that I hatched and the chickens are free-ranged, BUT can and EE be rumpless? I really have no idea what to think anymore. Here is the only good pic that I could get this am, but will post more later to help identify the little birdie.

 
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Smartie_Pants

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They are very rare, but it could be that you have a true arucana. If it is an EE it just may have a rumpless breed mixed in its heritage. So it is possible.
 

chick_newbie

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Jun 15, 2008
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Here are some new pics from this afternoon. Forgot to mention that it is about 7 weeks old here.



 
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pips&peeps

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I would almost take bets that this is a slow feathering male and it does have a tail. You need to pick it up and check to see if the tail is there.

A true rumpless bird will not have the fleshy protrusion of the tail, those vertebrae are missing.
 

chick_newbie

Songster
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
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South Dakota
I wondered if it was a roo because I think it was trying to crow this morning. Couldn't tell for sure though as there are 3 chicks in the pen but it would only make noise when I wasn't looking.

Thanks a bunch, will have to look a little closer tomorrow at the tail.
 

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