Saddle feather - Is this the point?

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.
 

lsg1007

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Dec 2, 2009
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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

 

ESofVA

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May 4, 2012
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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


Where did this diagram come from? I would like to copy it to my files.
I am just now learning more than just about grown roosters and hens and getting eggs, BR's and RIR's and the sex-links they produce! My knowledge base on chickens is not very broad. Those are the two breeds I had many, many years ago and my BR hens hatched the eggs where ever she wanted and that was it! My grandparents had WL and Hampshires, and RIR but I just knew what they were in her flock. She taught me some more that that but not a lot.
Thanks!
 

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