Why are the tails different?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by packinaglock, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 seven week old RIR's and 4 BO's also seven weeks. One RIR and one BO the tails are different than the others, all the others tails stick straight out but these two look like there tails are tucked down pointing towards the ground. Does this make sense to anyone?
     
  2. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    they may be roosters , the ones with the longer tails , that is/.[​IMG]
     
  3. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know that they are any longer more like it curves down over there butts. I thought a rooster would stick up in the air?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Can you post pics? That might help. Have they always been that way? They might be sick but I'm not sure. Pics would be very helpful.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Sounds like they are roos....
     
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to post pics tommarow, roo's huh Im a newbe so your probably right I just thought the tails would point north instead of south.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I was thinking those might be the pullets myself. I'm not familiar with those breeds, but roos usually do hold their tails up pretty good. Waitin for the pics... Make sure to post some that are not like that as well for comparison. [​IMG]
     

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