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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #8882 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:09amQuote:since I have a fairly decent understanding of feathers, with the saddles and capes I use for tying flies. I almost always go by the saddle. Obviously hens ain't got one like a stag if youlook real close at those feathers coming in grab them in your hand near the tips. I can't tell for sure, but they look real stiff and glossy, bend them away from the stem if they are real stiff and splay out individually its a stag. If you can take another pic of that bird with a closer pic of those feathers I'll make a prediction. I'm saying stag though anyway. Pullets always have rounded feathers on the saddle too. Sometimes it can be tough to tell though.
Edited by roosterhavoc - 10/11/15 at 8:11ampost #8883 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:14amA lot of times you can dig down beneath the back feathers and look at the new ones coming in. As soon as they start growing it's easier to tell cause once they splay out of the tube it's usually plain as day. After a few days or so it gets harder cause you lose some of the feather shape, until it gets much longer.post #8884 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:14amQuote:I'll catch it tonight and post a couple pictures, it's free ranging so i'm not able to catch it during the day.Originally Posted by roosterhavoc
since I have a fairly decent understanding of feathers, with the saddles and capes I use for tying flies. I almost always go by the saddle. Obviously hens ain't got one like a stag if youlook real close at those feathers coming in grab them in your hand near the tips. I can't tell for sure, but they look real stiff and glossy, bend them away from the stem if they are real stiff and splay out individually its a stag. If you can take another pic of that bird with a closer pic of those feathers I'll make a prediction. I'm saying stag though anyway. Pullets always have rounded feathers on the saddle too. Sometimes it can be tough to tell though.post #8885 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:16ampost #8886 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:34ampost #8887 of 1792110/11/15 at 8:37ampost #8888 of 1792110/11/15 at 9:52ampost #8889 of 1792110/11/15 at 11:29ampost #8890 of 1792110/11/15 at 12:21pm
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