rooster feathering question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsengeseth, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. at what age would you see rooster's saddle feathering begin? I still don't know what my birds are. guesses have gone back and fourth. I have no pointy saddle feathers on any of my birds that i can tell. They are all 11 weeks old now.
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    12 to 14 weeks is the earliest we've seen them.
  3. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    Typically it is not until they are at least 3-4 months old. The pointed feathers do not come in with the first set of feathers so cannot be used to tell sex until the birds are much older.

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