Saddle feathers, I'm still learning & confused

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Robin'sBrood, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    about these on roos. Do you see any on my 9 week old BO and if you do, please explain where they are and what they look like. Thanks!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 5, 2008
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,283
    16
    181
    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    He is too young to have any yet. Most of the bigger, fluffier breeds seem to get them pretty late I have noticed. With that comb and wattles it definitly looks like a roo though.

    Saddle feathers are long pointy feathers with shiny edges that are found on the back of a rooster from inbetween the shoulders to the base of the tail.
    Roosters also get feathers called Hackles, same thing as the saddle feathers its just they get those on the neck.

    Hope this helps
    Anna
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They're pretty easy to see on this guy[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Ah, I see. Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by