tail feathers and sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tasha82, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi im new to chickens,just trying to get my way around,when a chickens tail feathers fan out like the one below does it always mean theyre a boy??
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  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
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    No. My hens feathers do that all the time!
     
  3. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] you just made me happy,panicking about one of my chickens so hoping shes a she nt a he, [​IMG] heres a pic of her,xx
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
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    How old is he/she?
     
  5. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not exactly sure tbh,the women we got her off didnt even know where shed come from,she just appeared in the run,but i believe her t be roughtly 14weeks ish,as my other 2 from there are,2copper marans(one boy one girl) are about 15weeks,x
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well by the looks of it if he/she doesn't start crowing soon then I would say its a pullet! It looks like a pullet though, I don't see any saddle feathers! [​IMG]
     
  7. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i thought it looked female,as the one i exchanged it for had big tail feathers that were really droopy,erm saddle feathers???im knew here ish haha,xx
     
  8. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can i ask what u think f this one,i dnt even know the breed yet
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  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a pullet! I know that!! lol :)
     
  10. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:phew,haha,pullets a teenage girl isnt it??xx
     

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