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How pointy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crusty McPottydoodle, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

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    I was reading that the hackle feathers on a roo are pointy and on a pullet they are rounded.

    How pointy?

    I just picked up Chicken Little (a sin for which Gussie is still yelling at me) and had a good look at the hackle feathers. The dark coloured portion is pointy, but the lighter part at the end of the feathers are all rounded. This is similar to my EE hen. If one looks at her from a distance, her hackle feathers look pointy, but up close, one can see that they are rounded.

    Does anyone have any photos they can post for comarison?
     

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