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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by princess buttercup, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. princess buttercup

    princess buttercup Hatching

    Jun 2, 2008
    UpState NY
    I have 24 RIR. 11 days old. All female. I was thrilled when they started getting tail feathers. They are so cute! But, one has no tail feathers. None. Not even a little poking out. Is she a different breed maybe? or just an odd chick?
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    sometimes they just dont get tail feather until they get older or they just dont get them at all. I know one of my red sex links [half rir] doesnt have a tail feather
  3. bantamgal

    bantamgal Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    is someone picking the feathers out of her"?
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    MIne feathered out slow too! She is 7 weeks old and still has the baby "flyaway" fluffies on her head! They say that the roos feather out slower, but mine IS a girl, so that rules that out...lol.

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