Tail feather I.D.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ailron, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. ailron

    ailron Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to tell a hen from a rooster by their tail feathers at 4 weeks old. I have RIR chicks and some have really long pointy tail feathers and some do not. Can I safely identify my roosters from my hens by this? Please help? I need to sell my roosters, as I want all laying hens. Thanks!
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Could you put up pictures of them? Maybe I can help you identify. Yes you can tell by looking at the tail feathers which gender they are but usually not till they are older than 4 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013

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