Pullet or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WilczenskiFarm, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Songster

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    Just about 8 weeks old, no additional noise (yet), but it's neck extends WAY more than what's in the pictures. We're newbies at this and we were reading about "saddle feathers" but I can't quite get what people are pointing out as saddle feathers... let us know what you think:)


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    Oh, and the tail is quite a bit longer than the rest of the girls....hmmmmmmm.
     
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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    you are in good luck, its a girl.....I´ll post pics of saddle feathers soon ok
     
  3. kezabel

    kezabel Songster

    yep looks like a girl. the saddle feather are at the base of their tails they go shiny as the rooster gets older and they are usually pointy feathers too.
     
  4. jqs birds

    jqs birds Songster

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    Saddle feathers are the long feathers roosters get at the base of the tail. they hang down and add to his roosterish appearance for the ladies. Look at some rooster pics on the feathersite and you will notice them.
     
  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

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  6. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Songster

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    You guys are the bomb!!!! Thanks for all the feedback... she was the only one we were questioning so far.
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    check this AWESOME blue rooster, its from my friend henk69
    check the pointy feathers on the back and on its neck? the pointy and shiny feathers on the back are call saddle feathers, and the one in the neck are call hackle feathers..

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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    pullet.
     
  9. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Songster

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    What a great looking roo! Thanks for such a good example... we went to feathersite.com too and now it's pretty clear. We'll be on the look out - but I think we're in the clear with all 8 of them...what luck:)!
    Thanks again!!![​IMG]
     

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