Tailess Faverolle?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Arztwolf, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Faverolles, Eek!, has no tail. She has feathers back there, but they aren't like a "tail" (roo or hen). Does anyone else have a chicken like this? Her sisters all have tails, but for some reason she doesn't. Is it a sign of a deficiency of some sort? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure were to put it.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Daw, I think she's cute :love

    Does she have the nub for a tail, where the feathers would sprout up? In all my years of chicken keeping, I've gotten 1 rumpless chicken (a Silkie). I have no idea how it came about because I don't have any rumpless breeds. But, apparently some of my birds genes lined up just right to produce that tail-less chick. Aracaunas are a rumpless breed, for some breeds it is normal, obviously not for Favorelles though.
     
  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is cute, but a little strange; she spent the first week here hiding under the coop. She came from a homeschooling family who loved them to death, so it's not like she was unhandled .

    There is a sort of "bump" in that region, but it might just be her back. (she was fighting for dear life the whole time)
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If she's rumpless, the tail nub should be missing completely. And in true tailess breeds, I believe they're missing one or two of their last vertebrae just before the tail too (mine had a very odd, short back too). Either way, with tail or without, it shouldn't be a problem for her.
     

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