Saddle and Hackle development

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by camper82, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. camper82

    camper82 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 2.5 month EE, sex linked mix. I've been told male but don't see any signs of hackle or saddle feathers? When should these start to develop?
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    12Ish weeks. Give or take a week or so. Got a good side view?
     
  3. camper82

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  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Looks awful lot like a cockerel to me. Got a pic of him standing more natural?
     
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  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Yep definite cockerel
     
  8. camper82

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    Boo! So I should see some development soon?
     
  9. minihorse927

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    Yea if he is around 10 weeks now give him a couple weeks and you will see saddles coming in.
     
  10. donrae

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    That much red in the comb at 10 weeks is a definite male.

    The pretty sex feathers start around 12ish weeks, at the younger end of the spectrum. Some slower maturing breeds don't get them until 4-6 months.
     

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