Rooster neck and tail feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foghorn86, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. foghorn86

    foghorn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will a rooster continue growing its curved tail feathers and skinny pointed rump feathers in its first year until its full grown, or will it be the next year after its 1st molt before it looks like a full grown rooster?
     
  2. jbarrett

    jbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail and saddle feathers will continue to grow longer and larger as time progresses
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pointed feathers usually come in at 3 months, by 6 months old, they should have thier adult feathering.
     
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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    by 6 months the chick should look like a pullet or a cockerel. they go through several molts in their first year
     

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