Saddle feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elbertchick, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. elbertchick

    elbertchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eleven 12 week old Wyandott chicks, 6 SLW and 5GLW I am wondering about one of the SLW it has been getting, what I would say are saddle feathers as they are curving down around the tail. My question is they are quite wide, and I though the saddle feathers were thinner. Is this a male? or female trait. Also I have some GLW who appear to be pecked on near their saddle area and I was wondering if they are going through a molt or if one of my unidentified males is pecking at them. They are all the same age, and I cant be sure of gender, I would post a picture but I think I still need more posts. Thanks for any info. The SLW is getting a rosy comb and wattles. Thanks ahead of time for any info, will post pics as soon as I am able.
     
  2. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully you'll be able to post a pic soon- really the best way to get people to chime in [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both genders have saddle feathers, it just that male saddle feathers are narrow long and shiny. Hen saddle feathers are rounded and more wide.
     

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