Pointy and round saddle and Hackles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MonkeyZero, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I understand that pointy saddles and hackle feathers on most/all breeds means Roo
    But I never understand what they look like. Anybody have pics of round saddles/hackles vs pointed saddles/hackles? Prefably RIRs?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    You will soon see them and when you do you will know. The BIG give away is they are so SHINY and darker than the round ones. And the DRAPE downward.
     
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures would help me. I am having a little trouble with this too.
     
  4. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are adult birds, and not RIR sorry, but you can see the difference in the feather types clearly.

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    Aseel Rooster

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    American Game Hen

    He has the characteristic thin glossy saddle feathers and if you have a rooster they will come in looking just like this only shorter and a different color. Her feathers look the same all the way down her body until the tail and lack the gloss.
     
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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    they are beautiful [​IMG] fowlafoot
     
  6. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I adore them [​IMG]
     
  7. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    So generally, as they grow, a roos tail will point more downward, even at 6 weeks?
     
  8. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    If you look at the rooster picture again. The saddle feathers are the long orangish feathers growing downwards just in front of the tail. The hackles are the long orangish feathers on the neck.

    Roosters typically hold their tail feathers high.
     
  9. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Asils have a naturally downward pointing tail, not all breeds do. A RIR will have a tail at about a 45 degree angle hens and roosters. The roosters will get feathers that curve like sickles though, the hen's tail feathers will go straight out at whatever angle is natural.
     
  10. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    SO the roos goes down
     

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