Is my hen a rooster??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by srodems, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. srodems

    srodems Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 week old Ameraucuna chick that has a really long tail. I know it is probably too early to know, but we think she might be a he. Please let me know if you have any experience with this breed and if the long tail is normal for a hen when they are this small.
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Long and sticks up straight or long and droops/curls down? Some of them have tails like game hens so it's not the size of the tail as much as it is the shape. And 5 weeks was not too early for my boy to be obvious. Post a picture!
     

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