Olive Egger pullet but no tail? and roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrs_ed, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. mrs_ed

    mrs_ed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 2 olive eggers about 6 weeks ago now, and I am pretty positive I got one pullet and one roo. Pics posted for positive ID.
    Also, the blue pullet, appears to not have a tail? I love this bird btw she is the sweetest chicken I have yet to own, the black one, which im pretty positive is a roo, is a little poop! ha! he already at 6 weeks old comes straight for me whenever I go near and pecks at my hands! They both hatched out of dark copper marans eggs, and were a cross between black copper marans and ameracauna. what do you all think? whats with the no tail feathers??

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    this is the one im pretty positive a roo, very different comb than blue chick his same age
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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with your assessment. That little Roo has ginormous legs![​IMG]
     
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    It's from the Araucana genetics I believe. Araucanas don't have tails.
     
  4. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SOME don't have tails... [​IMG]
     
  5. mrs_ed

    mrs_ed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i had it wrong, i looked back at the auction listing, and these were from an olive egger roo and black copper marans. Idk if the tail is supposed to look like that with a marans maybe? or if I just got some crazy mutt genetics [​IMG] either way, i love her
     
  6. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    My blue wheaten easter egger pullet didn't have tail feathers until she was about 5 months old, so it could still happen. I was kinda disappointed though because she looked so interesting.
     
  7. mrs_ed

    mrs_ed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh ok thats good to know thank you, i kinda hope she doesnt she looks too cute w/o them [​IMG]
     
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    If there is a bump where the tail should be they might get feathers on it later. If it doesn't have a bump it is truly tail less. Olive eggers have americana or araucana (rump less) in there genetics. I had one of those. It was the first one to sell.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah Olive Eggers with Araucanas behind them are pretty darn rare. I think I'm one of the very few people who sell such, and even mine because they're only half Araucana only get a 50% chance of being rumpless, and the "rumpless" still has more of a bump on the back than purebred Araucanas do.



    Either you've got a fluke or you have someone who's got a very slow growing tail. It happens.
     
  10. Cosmos6chick

    Cosmos6chick New Egg

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    I have a Blue Andalusion/mottled Orpington 3 month old, also with no tail. Not sure if it's male or female. I thought it would be male since no tail feathers, but not showing any other cockerel signs. Did yours end up female for sure?
     

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