Sickle feathers on a hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tamsflock, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. tamsflock

    tamsflock Songster

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    I have 2 Jersey giants a blue suppose to be hen and a splash roo. He is a roo but now I am noticing that the hen is getting a few pointy sickle feathers at the tail area. Can a hen have the pointy feathers or only roos? I will get pictures up tomorrow.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If the hen is really a hen, and getting sickle feathers, she has an overabundance of male hormones--it happens occasionally, but if you are talking about a young bird, then chances are pretty high that it's not a girl.
     
  3. tamsflock

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    They are almost 6 months this is the picture whan I got them will add the updated one later this morning.
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