Tail barring on Delawares

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IcarusSomnio, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three Delawares, all are feathering out currently. I'd guesstimate that their about....four, MAYBE five weeks old? I saw barred butt feathers on I think two of them. Definite boys?

    Breeder birds, not hatchery. The lady I got them from said she'd take any roo's I can't keep (I'm not looking to breed Delawares, just have a few hens 'cause there just so cute). Going back out there either Monday or Tuesday, figured I'd see what the community says [​IMG]

    Getting pics tomorrow...way to late tonight!
     
  2. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone...? Pics up soon-ish.
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I have some tail barring on my girls, but I don't know enough about them to know if that's normal or not... good luck!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Many pullets have tail barring till their "teens" then it molts out and they get tail black. My last one had barring till about 15 weeks old, then no color, then the black tail feathers came in. That's normal.
     

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