Saddle feather - Is this the point?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lablover, May 22, 2012.

  1. lablover

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    I'm just learning what saddle feathers are, and I've been looking at my 8-9 week old roos. All of my others are just starting to grow these feathers. ( I can see them starting to form) This red and white roo does not have the tiny little ones forming. Instead I found some that look like this red pointy one. (center of the picture, on the left) I just want to know if this is the "pointy" feathers I'm supposed to be looking for on roos.
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    saddles and hackles dont come in until about 4-5 months of age i think
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Its really hard to tell with this picture. From the feathers i can make out i dont see any.
     
  4. lsg1007

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    Saddle feathers are the longer feathers draping over the back of the roo just in front of the tail feathers (similar to where you would keep saddle bags on a horse). Hope this pic isn't too small for you

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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I see saddle feathers on my 11.5 week old roosters. So they probably come in more closely to 3 months :)
     
  6. ESofVA

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  7. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    Sorry I butted in!
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    [​IMG]heres some pics for you there right before the main tail[​IMG]
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    That second one is beautiful!
     
  10. ramirezframing

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    thanks, he was my first sumatra, lost him last spring at 9 yrs old
     

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