Small red hen- What breed?

learycow

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 1, 2011
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I got this small red hen in an assortment of chicks. I got them back in May. She is about 2/3 the size of my white leghorns that I got with her. Originally I though it was a bright red NH Red, but she hasn't grown. She doesn't have a tail either. I'm not sure if she's supposed to look that way or if the others pick at her as she never really grew a tail to begin with.
She has large eyes and white earlobes. And guesses? I am stumped!
 

hdowden

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 14, 2011
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louisiana
were did you get her?

looks like a rumpless breed
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this is a Splash Andalusian pullet
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Pele

Songster
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Feb 25, 2011
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Boise
I think she's a Dutch Bantam that is getting picked on and having her tail feathers pulled out. If she's not getting picked on, then it's possible she had a genetic deformity that resulted in her tail never forming.
 

ramirezframing

Crowing
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Mar 2, 2011
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if she has a tail that is getting plucked out you will be able to feel a bump there where the tail should be, if she is a ture tail less bird there will be no bump

if you can take a picture of where her tail should be but have someone hold her wings open so we can see the tail area
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