How to classify chicken feathers?


Hatching and Showing
13 Years
Oct 10, 2007
I am starting a collection of feathers from my chickens and ducks. I've gathered some feathers, cleaned them, and sorted them..... now I have to label them

I need help locating any charts or pictures that shows different poultry feathers and their names. I've got the sickle tail feathers figured out (
), but that's about as far as I've gotten! Help!
Thanks for pointing out that I should be more specific in what I am asking!
I do know some of the names, but I need a complete list of names, and a photograph or drawing of what each feather looks like. Things like Main Sickle Tail Feather, Tail Covert Feather, Primary Wing Feather..... and as specific as I can get
Look at bird feather anatomy, it is the same but for a couple other things. Neck - Hackles. Rump - Saddle (on males) Wing - Primaries and Secondaries. And of course tail feathers and sickle feathers. Those are the main ones, but of course there is the chest too.

I think the best thing to do is look up chicken anatomy, specifically the outer body and feathers. I've seen some diagrams that show the different feathers.

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