Shiny hackle feathers means....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smokeykk, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cock, right?
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think so. My RIR and SS have the green metallic shiny hackles/neck feathers and they are both pullets. I think it's the pointy hackles that indicate males.

    I'm not sure if the neck feathers on pullets are called hackles though.
     
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  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a picture might help us....
     
  4. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a better one later
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You need to tell us how old this chick is and the shiny, skinny saddle feathers are really a better indicator of a male than the hackles, but those sometimes are not really visible till they are over 10 weeks old.


    *yes, the hackle feathers are still called hackles, even on the pullets.
     

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