Here is our beloved Baby Dude. All his life, he has been missing those expected full, flowing tail feathers, and a few months ago I began to wonder if he could be tailless or rumpless. (I assume there is a difference, and I would think he’s tailless.) So I finally called Townline Hatcheries, where he came from last spring, today. They said they have never had a reported tailless out of their Americauna lines, and if he is, he is a mighty special guy! I’ll add a few pictures for your thoughts. They will call me back about possibly examining him. It would be cool to see his genetics go into something other than our breakfast plates!!