I have seen some really nice feathered pen birds that are tough to tell, but if you look closely at the primarys on the wings they will be split more near the tips, looking like a little v cut out..This is from beating their wings against the ground from being penned up..Once you know what to look for it is a bit easier.. Most would not notice it..Since I have raised them, I could compare on a regular basis.:cheers:I know the usual signs holes in beaks for blinders,tail feathers almost drug off, kick them to make em fly. Are there any other signs? These are birds in SD with a guide service. Any ideas will be helpfull and Thank You.
I think he may be accustomed to seeing pen-raised birds with Manchurian bred into their bloodlines. Their rings are not broken, plus some have a small white patch below and behind their wattles.On this topic, I heard something about the white ring on the roosters' necks... I think the guy said wild birds have a ring that doesn't go all the way around, but a pen raised bird doesn't. To me it sounded a little fishy considering how coloring varies, but does anyone know more about this?