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Which feathers are the saddle/hackle feathers in this pic?

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Which feathers specifically are the saddle/hackle feathers in this pic and which gender do such feathers grow on?  (Picture from forum sticky).  Thanks!

[img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/83267_am1-top-4wks-1.jpg

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post #2 of 14

Hackle= feathers of the neck area
Saddle= feathers right above tail (that grow over and down)


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Thank you!

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post #4 of 14

Yes.

BTW, the chick you have pictured is a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana pullet.

post #5 of 14

There aren't any saddle or hackle feathers showing in your picture since the bird is too young to have them.  Roosters grow hackle and sickle feathers (though in some breeds the roosters are hen-feathered). In this picture, you can see the hackle feathers at the neck and the sickle feathers in the tail (large sickles), and just in front of the tail (small sickles).

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9311_images.jpg

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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by PotterWatch 

There aren't any saddle or hackle feathers showing in your picture since the bird is too young to have them.  Roosters grow hackle and sickle feathers (though in some breeds the roosters are hen-feathered). In this picture, you can see the hackle feathers at the neck and the sickle feathers in the tail (large sickles), and just in front of the tail (small sickles).

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9311_images.jpg


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post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PotterWatch 

There aren't any saddle or hackle feathers showing in your picture since the bird is too young to have them.  Roosters grow hackle and sickle feathers (though in some breeds the roosters are hen-feathered). In this picture, you can see the hackle feathers at the neck and the sickle feathers in the tail (large sickles), and just in front of the tail (small sickles).

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9311_images.jpg


Wow!  Is that your rooster?  He is simply stunning!  The pic in my post above came from the forum sticky so thank you for the info and back to my question.  My white leghorns are 5 weeks old today and I ordered pullets from Cackle where they have a 95% gaurantee and naturally I am curious about that other 5%. 

Do you know what some of the first signs of a roo are in White Leghorns?  Should I be seeing sickles at 5 weeks?  It's easy to distinguish the adults and here are some adult pics from Cackle:

[img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/83267_white_leghorn_std_rooster.jpg

[img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/83267_white_leghorn_std_hen.jpg

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post #8 of 14

By 5 weeks all my Roo's had signs of a good comb growing in...(larger and more red than the Pullets....really that is the main sign at that age.

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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by PotterWatch 

There aren't any saddle or hackle feathers showing in your picture since the bird is too young to have them.  Roosters grow hackle and sickle feathers (though in some breeds the roosters are hen-feathered). In this picture, you can see the hackle feathers at the neck and the sickle feathers in the tail (large sickles), and just in front of the tail (small sickles).

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9311_images.jpg


FYI the smail feathers you are calling small sickels are called SADDLE FEATHERS  not small silckes the sickles are the latg tail feathers that are curved and look like a sickle wink

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post #10 of 14

I would like to point out that, technically, BOTH sexes have hackle and saddle feathers, but only the males have long pointed feathers.

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