Saddle and hackle feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sidlou, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. sidlou

    sidlou Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still a newbie when it comes to chickens, although I love them dearly. I had posted a pix on 7/8 trying to identify what kind of chick I had. In reading various posts there is much discussion about hackle feathers and saddle feathers but I have no clue as to what or where they are. Can someone educate me? Thanks so much.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    The "Hackle" feathers on the neck feathers, and the "Saddle" feathers on around the base of the tail. [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
     
  3. sidlou

    sidlou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much. So if these looked pointed the bird is probably a rooster?
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    That is correct.

    ~ Aspen

    ETA: [​IMG]
     
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