Are these saddle feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Floc Quebecois, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Floc Quebecois

    Floc Quebecois Chirping

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    So the consensus so far has been that our buff brahma is a lady.... But lately these feathers showed up on her back.
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    Are these the dreaded saddle feathers? Is this for sure an indication of maleness? (s)he doesn't have much in the way of a comb or waddle...

    Thanks for your tips!
     
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  2. fargosmom

    fargosmom Songster

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    I can't quite tell from the photo, but the ones you don't want to see would be thin and pointy, instead of fatter and round at the ends. Looks girly to me from what I can tell . . . fingers crossed for you!
    I had the same debate going with a pullet I got earlier this year - I even broke down and spent $20 to have her DNA tested. Yay! In my case she turned out to really be a she. Hope yours is too.
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, those are saddle feathers coming in.
     
  4. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Songster

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    Quote:Looks like pointy saddle feathers to me also.
     

  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    It might help to have a picture of the whole bird though, right? [​IMG]
     
  6. Floc Quebecois

    Floc Quebecois Chirping

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    Here's a couple pics from this morning:

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Still all boy.

    Yay Chicks - it's not necessary to have pictures of the entire bird as only the males get saddle feathers.
     

  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    Quote:Thanks, Happy Chooks. I do realize that. It was late and I was confusing hackle,sickle and saddle. Sorry.
     
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  9. hdowden

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    yep those are the saddle feathers coming in
     

  10. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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    Nice looking chicken. Its body-shape is just like my younger Brahma rooster.
     

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