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Pointy tail chick MUST means rooster?? My Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by msazeeta, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. msazeeta

    msazeeta Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of my 7 week old chicks that I purchased at the feed store. It was sexed as a hen, but it's splotchy pattern, demeanor and pointy tail make me think otherwise. The tail is pointy, upright and black with white borders on each feather. The comb isn't necessarily darker or larger than the other two that I'm sure are pullets. I would hate to break up my flock and I really love all of my birds so I'm hoping that a pointy and curved tail still leaves a glimmer of hope that this could be a pullet? And has anyone ever had a young pointy tailed chook that turned out to be a hen? I'd love to see photos of similar chicks or hear any experiences!

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Sometimes hens will develop pointed tails, but looking at the rest of the bird and the comb this does look a lot like a young cockerel.
     
  3. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup^^^
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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