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Rumpless? And who's the one crowing?! They were guaranteed to be girls!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Exotica, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

    Hi everyone!

    These chicks I bought from the local feed store and the "rumpless" from a breeder.
    The feed store one's were guaranteed to be girls but somebody is crowing..

    Please help!!

    First off, I bought this Ameraucana from a breeder (or was it Araucana?) and nothing about being rumpless was mentioned until a few days ago
    when I notice that it looks really strange compared to my other girls. Then I realized.. no tail feathers! Does this mean it's rumpless? Do you think it's an Ameraucana or Araucana?
    I know for sure it is not an Easter Egger as he also sold those in a separate pen.

    Here is Akeira:
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    Next are the two that I think are crowing since the other one's are just way too young! How old are Silkies when they begin to crow?

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    ^ A Silver Laced Wyandotte

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    ^ An Australorp



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    ^ This is an Easter Egger.

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    ^ Another Easter Egger

    The rest are just too young! I wonder who is crowing..
    My BSL's and BPR are definitely females and are the oldest. These four are the next oldest and the crowing comes from their group!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    The Wyandotte & Australorp are cockerels.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing your cockerel is the Wyandotte, though honestly, none of them look like definite cockerels to me.
     
  4. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

    Thank you for your advice!
    I guess I'll just wait and see to be absolutely sure!

    What do you guys think of the rumpless chick? Is it rumpless?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I'm not sure. You might want to wait a few weeks/months to see if any tail feathers develop.
     
  6. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

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    ^ More pics of the lorp

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    ^ Is it too young to tell if it's a boy or girl? This one could've been the culprit as well

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    ^ My lorp and Silver Laced Wyandotte
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    To be 99% sure of the gender, I would wait a few more weeks :)
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the Silkies might both be cockerels. Pullet combs are usually nearly invisible even after they are mature.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. Post new photos when they are older. Are they hatchery birds?
     
  10. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

    Yes! They are all hatchery birds - besides the Silkies which came from a "breeder." She only has Silkies but lied to me about the colors of all of them to get me to buy more.. Shame.

    Guess I'll report back in a few weeks! Thank you so much everyone for your valuable guesses! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015

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