Went to the state fair. What does SQUIRREL TAIL mean?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by burquechick, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, what does that mean?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It could mean an awful lot of different things.

    Obviously it could be the hairy appendage the protrudes out above the rear end of a squirrel.

    Other than that... I don't even want to hazard a guess.
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirrel tail is when the tail of the bird stands past vertical. It will actually lean forward a bit over the back of the bird, kind of like a squirrels tail does, thus the name. This is a defect in most breeds except Japanese.
     

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