Our girls are nearly two weeks old now. One BO, Henrietta, two Ameraucanas/EEs, Sage and Money Penny, and two Barred Rocks, Wanda and Turkey. We ordered from My Pet Chicken and had originally planned on just three (one of each breed). She asked if she could send me four, just in case, which was fine with me. Well, opened the box and found FIVE! We've been able to adjust just fine, although looks like I'll be needing to order more starter as they're plowing through it. And if all five are pullets, I'll need to once again change my coop plans. (I may never be finished!) It's unbelievable how big they've grown in the 1 1/2 weeks we've had them. A week ago, their tail feathers began to emerge... all except for Turkey's (BR). A week later, the others have very noticeable tail feathers--almost an inch long-- but still NONE on Turkey. How weird is this? Her sister Wanda, the other BR, has tail feathers about the same length as the other three, so I'm not sure that it's something unique to the breed. Thought it might be an indication that either Wanda or Turkey was a roo. Given that the other three have the tail feathers, I'm guessing that's a better indicator of a pullet (at least that's what we ordered, so I HOPE they're not all roos!). But when I looked up the sexing info on BR's, Turkey sounded very much like a pullet: round white spot on her head when she arrived (2 days old), body almost entirely black (and still is), black down the front of her legs and tops of her feet. Wanda also had the white spot, though not quite as round as Turkey's. Wanda had/has a bit more white at her wings and a little bit on her belly. Wanda also has some black down the front of her legs and tops of her feet, though not as dark and prominent as Turkey's. This is Wanda, the other BR. Her tail feathers are even longer now. Here are Sage and Turkey. Notice that Sage also has longer tail feathers. It's not that this is a bad angle for Turkey, it's just that she's completely downy without tail feathers. Here are Wanda, on the left, and Turkey with Henrietta and Money Penny. Again, you can see the difference between Wanda and Turkey with regard to the tail feathers. So given the pics, what do you think so far? I realize I probably won't have a great idea as to whether or not someone's a roo for a few more weeks, but what's the reason for no tail feathers on Turkey? BTW, size-wise, she's just as big as the rest. And I just noticed that Turkey's wing feathers aren't nearly as developed as the other four. The others' wings are filling in quite nicely and lengthening quite a bit. Turkey's wing feathers are still very short and pretty downy. Thanks in advance for any guesses or observations. I'll eventually get around to posting other pics of the crew, just takes forever on dial up!