RIR with no TAIL!? *PIC*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crest Acres Girl, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got her from privette hatchery, I dont know why but she doesnt have a tail and no sign of it growing in... She looks like a football that have legs!!!


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    Shes the one on the bottom right, the half cut off barred rock is the mommy, she adopted these babies [​IMG]

    will it ever grow? why did this happen?
     
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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    If there's a small lump of flesh [the uropygium] at the end of her spine she will eventually grow a tail.
    If not she is rump-less which is a genetic anomaly for this breed.
     
  3. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be very hilarious lol...football running around xD i should name her that
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha...I'd name her Pigskin LOL!!!

    I've noticed that alot of Leghorn chickens seem to be missing the coccyx as well. (Bones for the tail.)
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    None the less she does make for a striking bird!! A new breed in the making, lol, rumpless RIRs [​IMG]

    Pigskin, I like that name.
     

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