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Saddle feathers

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

  1. elbertchick

    elbertchick Chirping

    May 30, 2011
    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 Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Merritt Island
    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 Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    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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