Sparse tail feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alabama ee, May 28, 2010.

  1. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one EE with very few tail feathers. THe others are not picking at her, she just grown few tail feathers. Actually, she has only two. Two, sad little feathers. She REALLY looks low on the feather ratio beside my roo. [​IMG] All the other girls have nice pretty tails. I also noticed she was a little slower to grow in her feathers than the others. She is about 3.5 months now. Is there hope she will grow them in later? Is it a sign that she may not lay as well as the others?
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Columbus,IN
    I am wondering if it isnt a throw back to the Ameraacauna in her, maybe she is only partially rumpless... Just guessing ( I dont really know that much about genes...)
     
  3. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure. She has feathers everywhere else...but too few tail feathers. I'll try to get a picture of her next to one of the others.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN

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