a lesson in saddle feathers please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fallenweeble, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

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    it seems that saddle feathers are crucial in the sexing of chickens.
    could some kind person or persons post a few good close-ups of the differences in saddle feathers between cocks and hens? i just need to look at an example or two so that i know what everyone is talkin' about.
    thanks in advance!
    f. weeble
     
  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

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    OMG fallenweeble I was just about to post the same question! I will be watching this closely
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't have pics but long saddle feathers are only on roosters or cockerals...they hang over the backsides towards the tails....Go to Feathersite.com and look up any breeds and it will show you pics of roosters and hens ...you can tell....Even on here in the What Gender or Breed is this you should find pics to show you the difference.......
     
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't know how good you'll be able to see. They are the longer feathers hanging down right in front of his tail on his side.

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  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

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    Here's some more,

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    Hens don't have any,

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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    See the white fuzz just at the base of Oreo's tail..they are the feathers draping down just before that.

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    Rumpless araucana have them hanging directly off the rump..

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    Jody
     
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

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    Quote:Aww poor thing it looks like a duck. [​IMG]
     
  8. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

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    katy, banty chick mom, and also hinjkc (did i spell that right?)
    WOW!
    that was super helpful. i actually "get" it now!
    thanks so much, that was exactly what i was looking to see!
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    f. weeble
     
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  9. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    LOOK FOR POINTED FEATHERS COMING OUT OF THE BACK JUST IN FRONT OF THE TAIL.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Bantychickmom, now that first pic is a "caption this" one for sure - what on EARTH is that roo doing twisting his head around like that!!!?
     

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