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  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    So a friend of mine bred a English or ping ton with barred rocks and so far ALL chick's are rumpless. How is this?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Does the friend have an Araucana rooster?
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No the mixes are barred rock and ennglish orpingtons. 1 had a tail and 4 did not
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    There's a difference between not having a tail and being truly rumpless. Do the birds have a tail bone? If yes, they're just slow to develop tail feathers, or have more of the Orpington rounded shape. If not, one of the birds carries a recessive rumpless gene.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They are fully feathered birds about 3 months with no tails. I didn't bother asking about tail bones. I'll ask
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    OK they are tailess not rumpless. They do have a tail bone
     

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