saddle feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cestial225, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do cockerals get their saddle feathers? I have an 8 week old easter egger and I am hoping it is a hen but she is growing a comb all of a sudden so she might be a he. No saddle feathers yet that I can tell.
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    It all depends. I dont even sex EEsby looking at saddle feathers or comb. I sex by feather pattern. If you post a pic I am sure me or someone else on here can tell you gender
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures would help
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Most roosters start to get saddle feathers around 3 to 4 months of age, but some are a little later.
     
  5. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "she" has a green sheen to her tail feathers. She is 9-10 weeks old.
     
  6. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And she is starting to get a comb but she wont let me get close enough to her to take a good picture of it.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That's an EE roo, with the red on the shoulders and the red comb at that age.
     
  8. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I hope he stays nice cause I hate to have to get rid of him. he is hatch mates with the duck and the duck would be so sad without him.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    EE cockerel
     
  10. randys

    randys Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a EE roo looks just like yours, 7 weeks old and started crowing today.
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