sexing EE's cont'd, tailfeathers??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emjay, May 11, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    do pointed(or more pointy then round) tail feathers tend to signify roo, and rounded tailfeathers indicate pullet?

    or is that really of no significance?
     
  2. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    bumping as I'm curious, and before it falls off the page.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    It's the saddle feather area....... they start to grow in right about where a saddle would go if they wore them...LOL Shiny pointed feathers coming in means cockerel..... rounded feathers, pullet.....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=107539

    Apost of mine...if you scroll down you will see saddle feathers from males and females [​IMG] the 3 in the center were from cockerels and the ones on the ends, pullets
     

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