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#117278 - 09/06/18 12:06 PM Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed!
Wieslaw Offline
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I have found a gene undescribed before. It is present in my Cream Legbars. In my other birds like leghorns or others, only the outermost tail feather (very rarely 2 outermost) is pointed, while the rest is not(look like in adults).

In my Cream Legbars(which are in fact silver) all the feathers from the second set of chick tail feathers are pointed.

Have anybody else encountered such thing? I'm curious how common it may be.



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#117320 - 11/12/18 08:19 AM Re: Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed! [Re: Wieslaw]
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Will you please post a photo for reference? Thanks

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#117321 - 11/12/18 03:08 PM Re: Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed! [Re: jbross]
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#117327 - 11/30/18 09:26 PM Re: Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed! [Re: Wieslaw]
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Wow

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#117359 - 01/16/19 12:27 PM Re: Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed! [Re: Smooth Mule]
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Will you please post photos that show the entire back of the bird so the feathers can be taken in context and the exact location and type of feather can be understood? Also do you have updated photos? Thanks

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#117362 - 01/21/19 01:33 PM Re: Second set of tail feathers: all feathers pointed! [Re: jbross]
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I do not have more photos at the moment. If I get another one next season I will post. Perhaps you do not understand. The feathers are in the right place, they are just pointed and not blunt. The second set , ie. not the ones that begin to grow at day 3, but after the first change. Chicks change feathers several times before adulthood.

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