what do tail feathers meen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Hi, my mystery chick is only 6 days old and doing fine. I looked at its butt and it looks like there is tail feathers coming out. I attempted to sex all of the chicks when they were a day old. My mystery chick was the only one that did not seem like a hen. Do these taill feathers meen it is a he?
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    [​IMG]I gotta do this.............It means they are getting tail feathers. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. never_ending_fermata

    never_ending_fermata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm...i think it depends on the breed, do you have any pics?
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:I am trying to find my camera
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I am just joking but my chicks that are 9 days old, some of them have tail feathers about as long as some of my 3 week old chicks. They just grow at their own pace.
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It is kinda wierd because it is the smallest chick out of all of them. his breed is frustrating me though. He looks like an ameracauna but he does not have green/dark feet
     
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  7. never_ending_fermata

    never_ending_fermata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooooo my mystery chick from mcmurray looked like an ameraucana too (i gave it to my friend cause she ordered ameraucanas, we split the order) and it turned out being an egyptian fayumis....spelling? they end up being black and white. and the breed grows very fast.
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:Is there any way you can post a pic of that chick? The Egyptian Fa............?
     
  9. never_ending_fermata

    never_ending_fermata Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    thats not it [​IMG] I am going to find my camera
    Ticks
     

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