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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by operator16, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Woke up yesterday to see that my sweet, little, favorite 9 week old pullet "Sweetie" had some curved tail feathers - some even have some iridescent green coloring. Here are some pics. from today. She's tricky to photograph with all those white feathers around her neck.

    Do pullets/hens have some curve to their feathers?

    Could these factors mean that she's a he??




    Hackle feathers...

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    Side view....

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    Front view...

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  2. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me...
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, yes....still a pullet!
     
  4. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sa pullet! And a very pretty one!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I see a cockerel.
     
  6. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going with roo, those tail feathers look very sickle like.
     
  7. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Throwing my guess in is still a pullet
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    cockerel; BTW, those are saddle feathers. I don't see a sickle feather there...yet.
     
  9. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't both hens and roos get saddle feathers? I thought they were supposed to be pointy along with the hackle feathers. She doesn't have either of those types of feathers.

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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, all birds have saddle and hackle feathers. On males, the saddle and hackle feathers have pointed tips. You can think of hackle feathers as those on hte back of the neck. Saddle feathers are in front of the tail, behind where a saddle would be placed (Hi, Ho Henrietta! Away!). The sickle feather is a tail feather that is at the center of the tail, and arches a bit over the rest.
     

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