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What breed is this and why is her tail pin feathers bleeding?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luvussomechicks, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. luvussomechicks

    luvussomechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I have this new hen. I hope it's a hen anyway. I need to know what breed is this. Plus, I found some of it's tail feathers have been pulled out. Last week, when I first visited the hen where it lived, it didn't have any tail feathers. I just thought it was normal. But when I picked it up, noticed that the tail feathers were bleeding. Is it alright? It's suppose to be an exotic breed.
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    That's a rooster, Don't know why the pins are bleeding, Pulling them out at the base will stop it though. It is a little painful, but they wont bleed out
     
  3. chicknnugget

    chicknnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she/he is some kind of Easter Egger. It looks fluffy around the face like my Americana hen. Not sure why her tail feathers are bleeding. Maybe something attacked it? Where did you come across this bird? Was it just loose?
     
  4. luvussomechicks

    luvussomechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My thoughts are that it is a roo because of the long neck feathers. But I thought some breeds' hens would have that look as well.
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    The pointed hackle and saddle feathers are the give-away. Also the red color on the wing bows are a boy thing.
     
  6. luvussomechicks

    luvussomechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone I know ordered a group package of brown egg layers. I came with one exotic. All were suppose to be pullets. You know how that goes. But she was in with 24 pretty nice hens.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome rooster, I bet his tail was something beautiful. Rooster tails are often the first targets in a predator attack because they are so noticeable and flashy. He's an Easter Egger.
     
  8. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an EE roo to me, nice coloring
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard that rats will pull and eat feathers from roosting birds at night. It could also be that he wasn't the only young rooster in the pen and the other rooster was after him.

    BTW, a certain hatchery is well-known for sending EE roosters as a "free exotic chick with purchase".
     
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  10. luvussomechicks

    luvussomechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Positive Id! Faverolle rooster! Bleeding better now!
     
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