How saddle feathers are formed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FireTigeris, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Been watching the "HEN" Fiesta (post here somewhere) and "SHE" is getting hackle feathers and saddle feathers... but I'm in denial till "SHE" crows...

    It looks like hackle and saddle feather pin as normal feathers but are 'weak' and not fully formed in the rounded area, like the 'meat' of that feather isn't there - the scaffolding is there but weak and breaks off soon after unsheathing.
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Is Fiesta gettign ridden by a roo? I have had a few pullets- even though they aren't breeding age- get broken feathers like that in the saddle from young roos in the flock. It's happened as young as 8 weeks with my ameraucanas.
     

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