hackles and saddle feathers . . . . ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Would someone tell me a place to reference exactly where the hackles and saddles feathers are on the bird?
    thanks,
    katy
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    They're on the neck and back of the chicken. I think.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The hackles are the neck feathers and the saddle feathers are the long feathers that hang down the sides of a roo right in front of his tail.
     
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Hope you can read these; it's my first attempt at applying graffiti to a pic.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
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  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On this bird the hackles, saddles, and wing shoulder are red [​IMG]

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  7. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    NICE BIRD! I just love the heart shape of Cochins!
     
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:Great diagram! thanks!
    Cawalk that was a terrriffic pic, appreciate it!
    Everybody else thanks for the help too!
    So if it is a cockeral some of the first identifiers will be the neck feathers (hackles), and top of back end either side of tail feathers(saddle), growing longer and pointier than their female counterparts . . . along with perhaps a redder/larger comb and eventual crowing . . . right?
     
  10. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    That sounds right. Usually the comb is a lot larger. Also the feet seem bigger to me and the legs alot thicker. Of corse crowing is a good sign you got a cockeral. [​IMG]
     

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