Seabright Roosters-hen feathering

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BethAnnsBantams, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. BethAnnsBantams

    BethAnnsBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    I read something about a golden seabright roo needs to be hen feathered what does that mean??
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    It means they shouldn't have the long, curved sickle feathers on their tails. A rooster's feathering should look like the hen's. Hence the name "hen-feathered".
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    This male is not "hen-feathered", notice the curved sickles along the main tail?
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    This male is "hen-feathered", see how there are no long sickles present?
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    YOTR, excellent answer!
     
  4. BethAnnsBantams

    BethAnnsBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I thought that was te meaning but the way the one thing I read was written it sounded like it was something more. So I want to keep the roo(s) that have hens' ends! Beth
     

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