Roo? are these hackle feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cleigh9579, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. cleigh9579

    cleigh9579 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am stik learning so please bare with me. I have 14 5wk old chicks. I am starting to think one is a roo. I am sure i have a few that will be roos but i am wondering about this one. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Are these hackle feathers? The pointed ones on the shoulders?
     
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  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    What kind of chicken is it supposed to be?
     
  3. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from the pics it is hard to tell. Sometime the feather on the hackle at that young age will have an almost translucent appearance. Carefully examine those very hard to see feather pattern there. (red star/sex link right?)
    Looks henish to me....
     
  4. cleigh9579

    cleigh9579 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a mixed group at 1 wk old. They are BO, EE, and BO/EE mixes. Thanks for the help. I was just curious about the hackle feathers.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you mean saddle feathers, and no that's not them. Hackle feathers are neck feathers. Saddle feathers hang down in front of the tail, down along the sides of the wings. Here's a pic of my rooster showing his saddle feathers. (copper colored)

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    Yours looks like a pullet BTW.
     
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:X2... and WOW is that a gorgeous bird! [​IMG]
     
  7. cleigh9579

    cleigh9579 Out Of The Brooder

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    AWESOME. Thank you so much.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:X2... and WOW is that a gorgeous bird! [​IMG]

    Thank you. He is a good boy and a great protector of my hens.
     
  9. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is one handsome rooster Happy Chooks....and your girls are very pretty too.

    I agree....pullet
     

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