Oh no, is Mabel really Martin??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lutherpug, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to clean the coop on Sunday and noticed my favorite girl, Mabel, is sprouting some awfully ornate tail feathers. Do you think she is a he? 16 week old Dominique....

    I want to stress that her waddles and comb are comparable to my other three that I'm confident are hens. I've included a good shot of my Australorp with my RIR in the background for comb/waddle/tail feather comparison.

    I'm hoping this is just a funky juvenile feather thing but I'm highly suspicious....

    TIA for all responses and opinions!

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a pullet. She does have interesting tail growth, though. It happens occasionally that feathers will come in weird.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies!

    She's such a little bundle of personality-I would hate to have to get rid of her [​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, pullet. they get those curvy tail feathers from time to time, and usually molt out them.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those wonky feathers are just about ready to fall out. Juvenile molts can do some weird things to pullet tails.
     

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