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Can Roosters be saddle featherless?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by edford, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. I have a rooster? BR btw its head says rooster but its feathering says hen. no pointy saddle what so ever.
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    some breeds such as the sebright are hen feathered but the breed you are talking about will always have saddle feathers.

    how old is it? if it is 20+ weeks and has no saddle feathers then i would say its a pullet
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a few breeds that are "hen feathered" such as Sebrights, where the males have no hackle, saddle, or sickle feathers.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pics of the bird? The whole bird, not just a head shot. Oh and age.
     
  5. 6 months and its either a black sexlink roo or BR roo maybe domonique or brahma mix idk but it had long sicklke feathers on its tail a fairly good sized come and wattles but absolutely no saddlefeathers just fluff like a hen. its barred but not super light like my for sure pure BR roo all the rest that were roos have the long string saddles. ill post pics when i can.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like a pullet but without pics we really can't help that much
     

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