No Tail Feathers on Chicks?

chickenweirdo1

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I have 13 chicks all different breeds, They are 3 weeks old. 2 of my Black Australorps, and 1 of my Black Jersey Giants have not grown in tail feathers. All the other chicks have and 1 of my Black Jersey Giants grew tail feathers. So whats going on? Does this mean they might be roos?:confused:
 

Kiki

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they may just be the slower growing ones of the bunch.
I wouldn't worry too much.
Pics would be great for comparison to their flock mates.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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While it does happen that at 2 (ish) weeks can be one indicator of gender, it isn't hard and fast. Tail feathering is one piece of the puzzle.
 

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