Rumpless Orpington Gene?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SunnyFLChick, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. SunnyFLChick

    SunnyFLChick Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my two lavender Orp roos. As you can see one has a classic rooster tail and one has no tail at all. No one is picking on him - he just never grew one. Is this common in orpingtons?
    (Hens are also in the background for comparison. )

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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummmm No, however, there is a recessive mutation that can occur in some birds and I assume that's what you have...very interesting.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A picture of him standing normally would help, but he doesn't really look rumpless, just tail-less. Is he actually lacking a tail bone? Birds that are have a down-ward sloping build that I'm not seeing here.
     

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