Tail feathers? Edited to add lots of pictures.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babyrnlc, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of my 5 chicks, the oldest are 3 close to 3 weeks, one of them is developing tail feathers and the other two are not. Still no comb, but they are EE. Do early tail feathers mean roo for sure? I played rooster crowing from youtube all night, the chicks were not interested.

    This waiting is killing me! I just want to know so I can know who to get atttached to!

    edited to add some pictures from today. I know they are probably too young, any guesses?

    3 week olds

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  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a few pictures and we will help you guess.
     
  3. tay_boe

    tay_boe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have been playing the guessing game we have been looking at the tail feathers, combs, colors everything. It's pretty fun though.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2!
     
  5. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post in a few days. I just did a few days ago and was told they are too young lol.
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, early tail feathers means pullet!
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:I agree. Cockerals, in general, feather out a little slower.
     
  8. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2!

    added pix to the op
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think no. 2 is a pullet. That's a BIG difference in tail feathers.
    And I think no. 3 is a roo. The comb looks really obvious.

    No. 1 looks roo-ish by tail feathers but I'm not sure.

    And the other two are really small yet but I'm going to guess roo for no. 4 and pullet for no. 5.
    That's purely based on no. 5's teeny tiny little beginnings of a tail.
    Also no. 4 has a huge crop and all the chicks I've ever noticed be so greedy have always been roos...

    They are all very pretty whatever they are. I really wish EEs were available over here in the UK...
     
  10. chickenaddictntn

    chickenaddictntn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 I think is roo 5 I think pullet others idk but 4 is beautiful and would just say it's a roo cause the ones I like as chicks almost always turn out to be male [​IMG]
     

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