NO tail feathers??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amgreen1980, May 11, 2011.

  1. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    My one little Barred Rock still has NO tail feathers and her 2 sisters (?) both have tail feathers almost an inch long. Someone said this is a good sign that it could be a rooster? Im uploading a few pics now...

    Not great pics, I took them with my iphone. Here is my suspected roo...a fuzzy grey/white butt and not a tail feather in site.
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    And the other two (girls?) both look almost identical. With teeny tiny white tips on a few feathers.
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    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  2. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock can be sexed by color. The pullets are more black and the roosters are more white. I have 3BR and 2 are roos and 1 hen.
     
  3. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing the first one is a roo. It look like the feathers in the wings are more white. The other is a pullet. Just my opinion.
     
  4. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roos have a white ring on there neck that connects to there spot on there head.
     
  5. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think there is a white ring around the neck...of to check! [​IMG]
     

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