Chicken Tail Angles
One may wonder why it is important to know anything about angles and the degree
of the angles in a chicken's tail. As poultry is judged and identified, there
are standards for the angle of the back, wing or tail, with respect to the
horizontal or back of the chicken.
The angle of the tail helps one to identify the breed of chicken. The range
of tail angles for males is from slightly below horizontal to 75 degrees and
from slightly below horizontal to 70 degrees for females.