Are duck feathers called the same names as chicken feathers? I need to classify poultry feather for a collection. Through the topic I posted here I was given a chart showing what chicken feathers are all called. Now I need to know is duck feathers are classified the same way? The reason I have a doubt about that is the fact that ducks don't have sickle tail feathers or hackle feathers, or probably even saddle feathers..... ?