Tail feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JanaMcG, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. JanaMcG

    JanaMcG New Egg

    Apr 5, 2016
    Moulton, AL
    Did I see somewhere that tail feathers are a sign that the chick is a rooster? I have three 2-week old chicks & two of the three are developing tail feathers. Is it still too early to know? Or is that a good indication?
  2. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2016
    Georges Mills, NH
    well with the first two Barnevelder chicks I had it was. I got them at 3 weeks old and the pullet had wing and tail feathers and the cockerel had primary wing feathers but no coverts and no tail

    But the group I have now, the legbar cockerel (they are sexable at birth) has tail feathers already at 2 weeks old

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